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Races to Watch:  Georgia’s Jon Ossoff Could Ride Blue Wave Into the Senate

Races to Watch: Georgia’s Jon Ossoff Could Ride Blue Wave Into the Senate

Jon Ossoff, who nearly pulled off an upset to win a congressional seat in 2017, is now giving Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue fits — the young challenger, has made the Senator’s integrity the central issue of the race. 

Why This Matters:  The biggest issue in the race is Perdue’s alleged stock insider trading on news of COVID-19 before it was public.

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Races to Watch: Ernst’s Climate Change Doubts Could Put Greenfield Over the Top

Races to Watch: Ernst’s Climate Change Doubts Could Put Greenfield Over the Top

Senator Joni Ernst won her way into the Senate in 2014 on a conservative platform and a boast about the ability to cut through the red tape in Washington (she would make the pigs in Washington squeal).  But now her ties to big oil and gas in D.C. are putting her at odds with Iowa farmers who make biofuels. 

Why This Matters:  While it is not her top issue, the Democratic, Theresa Greenfield, does not shy away from climate change.

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Interview of the Week: David Kieve, Biden For President Campaign click button

Interview of the Week: David Kieve, Biden For President Campaign

This week we caught up with David Kieve, who leads Climate and Conservation Outreach for the Biden-Harris campaign to talk to him about the central role climate change has played in the election.  Watch the entire interview to hear more about the Vice President’s focus on climate as well as on environmental justice.  Here are […]

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Vote for the Planet, It Can’t Vote For Itself

Vote for the Planet, It Can’t Vote For Itself

As Sir David Attenborough has been warning us, “the world is in trouble.” The fate of our one precious planet hangs in the balance and we simply cannot afford lawmakers who do not recognize this peril and have plans to address it at the needed scale. Four more years of a Trump presidency would spell […]

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Races To Watch: Montana’s Bullock is Bullish in the Senate Battle of the Steves click button

Races To Watch: Montana’s Bullock is Bullish in the Senate Battle of the Steves

Montana’s Senate race is a toss-up, according to the Cook Political Report, because the popular Democratic governor, Steve Bullock, has managed to put incumbent Senator Steve Daines on the defensive over a deal he orchestrated in which Montana ranchers were to supposed sell $200m in beef to China’s second-largest company, JD.com, and the company was going to build a $100m processing plant in Montana. 

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Virtual Organizing Reveals Young, Rural Latinx Voters’ Climate Change Concerns

Virtual Organizing Reveals Young, Rural Latinx Voters’ Climate Change Concerns

Virtual organizing has allowed NGOs like NextGen America to focus their attention on rural, young BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) voters — a demographic that has been historically underrepresented in elections in the U.S. These voters have brought climate change and sustainable farming to the forefront of the election in places rural Iowa.

Why this Matters:   In 2018, only 2 percent of rural voters ages 18 to 29 voted in the midterm elections.

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