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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Heroes Of The Week: Student Climate Voters

Heroes Of The Week: Student Climate Voters

Voter suppression is a shameful reality many Americans must face across the nation. But for many young, and first-time voters on college campuses that suppression has come at the hands of Republican lawmakers who have, as the New York Times reported, worked to diminish the electoral power of campuses through redistricting, as well as by […]

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Our Hero of The Week: Donating Her Allowance To Help Ensure Fair Elections

Our Hero of The Week: Donating Her Allowance To Help Ensure Fair Elections

This week our hero is eight-year-old Ali Hirsch, who won’t vote for another ten years but wants to make a difference.  She has donated all her saved allowance and birthday money to an organization fighting to make sure every American can vote in November, with the help of her parents of course.  She chose The […]

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Voter Suppression on Full Display in Georgia

Voter Suppression on Full Display in Georgia

This drone footage shows a long line of voters waiting to cast ballots in Atlanta on Tuesday. Georgia election officials, poll workers and voters have reported major trouble with voting in Atlanta and elsewhere. Read the latest. https://t.co/wRnW8f5tng pic.twitter.com/BVU9J9CF79 — The New York Times (@nytimes) June 9, 2020 Polls closed in Georgia yesterday after voting delays […]

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One Masked Thing: Statement Masks Are IN

One Masked Thing: Statement Masks Are IN

Now that many areas of the country are re-opening and facemasks are being required or strongly encouraged, numerous media outlets have reported on masks that make a fashion or political statement.  First, we hope that as people increasingly see others wearing them, that they too will wear masks — that is one way we can […]

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In the Environmental Movement, Black Voters Matter

In the Environmental Movement, Black Voters Matter

As Black History Month draws to a close today, it is important to take stock of the environmental movement’s progress when it comes to environmental justice.  Suffice it to say that today may be the best of times in terms of recognition of the problem, but also the worst of times as well.  Environmental and climate injustice in this country are as bad as they have ever been given the Trump administration’s policies favoring corporate polluters and particularly fossil fuel companies.

 

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