One Cool Thing: Al Gore Vows to Register Climate Voters

As Buzzfeed reported yesterday, former vice president Al Gore is launching a voter registration campaign this week to increase voter turnout in November, focusing on young people concerned about the rapidly warming planet.

The effort will initially focus on key battleground states. Gore will kick off with a voter registration rally on Wednesday at the Texas Southern University, a historically black public college in Houston, followed by visits to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on March 10 and the University of Pittsburgh on March 17. Voter registration drives are also being planned at eight additional college and university campuses in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas over the coming months, and Gore plans to add more sites in the future.

And although he’s largely focused on influencing the presidential election, Gore will encourage voters to consider climate across the ballot.

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Climate Protesters Held Marches All Over France on Sunday

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Why This Matters:  Because of the Paris Agreement, France is associated with climate change progress.

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California to Nestlé: Stop Draining Our Water

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Why This Matters: It’s not the first time other states have also tried to reign in Nestle for its water grabs.

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Climate Report Card: Biden’s First 100 Days

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