Some people like to build walls. I like to tear them down. When I left my company for City Hall, I made clear that I expected our company’s tradition of openness – with no private offices – to continue. When I returned to the company 12 years later, I noticed that some people had technically complied: They didn’t build their own offices, but they had created private conference rooms filled with family photos and personal items.
This is our first state headquarters. All my headquarters campaign stuff was basically in one place in New York City for 12 years – three elections. I will say, I love campaigning, every one of them. And particularly the way they turned out so I was very happy about that. But I’ve never done anything on the scale of this.
Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is in Charlotte today to open the North Carolina headquarters for his 2020 campaign. The Charlotte office is Bloomberg’s first field office in the country.
In 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School community suffered an unthinkable tragedy – and seven years later, the federal government has still not responded, even as more schools and public places have become the sites of shootings.
So far, we have retired 299 out of 530 coal plants across this country. And we have a commitment to retire all of them by 2030. I think given what’s happening across the country and the public’s understanding of the damage that these plants are doing, not just for long-term climate change but to the short-term environmental issues in the water we drink and the air our kids are breathing, and that sort of thing, this is not an unreasonable goal.