Heroes of the Week: The Guardians of American Democracy click button

Heroes of the Week: The Guardians of American Democracy

Thousands of poll workers and vote-counters have worked around the clock to safeguard this election in more ways than one.  We are all indebted to all of them for upholding our democracy during this most crucial election.  

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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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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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How to Elect Candidates Who Will Run, Win and Legislate on Climate Change

How to Elect Candidates Who Will Run, Win and Legislate on Climate Change

How do you elect political candidates who will make tackling climate change a priority? That’s the question Caroline Spears and her colleagues sought to answer when they launched the Climate Cabinet Action Fund in 2018, offering tailored climate data, policy ideas, and messaging suggestions to candidates and lawmakers. 

Why This Matters: State legislatures play a critical role in crafting and passing policy — to lead on climate and energy policy, paving the way for ambitious national climate action.

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Climate Change Is Key To Turning Out Latino Voters

Climate Change Is Key To Turning Out Latino Voters

The vast majority of Latinos in the U.S. are very concerned or even alarmed about climate change and will vote for candidates with strong policies on global warming, which could make a difference in tightly contested states with large Latino populations like Arizona and Florida.   It could even put Texas in play for Democrats if […]

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