Examining Efforts to Elect Climate Candidates

While it remains a polarizing issue, research shows that a
majority of Americans want the government to act more aggressively
on climate change.

So how do you elect political candidates who will make the issue
a priority? In this episode of Political Climate, we
speak to two groups attempting to figure that out and put climate
change at the center of races up and down the ballot.

In 2018, Caroline Spears launched the Climate Cabinet Action
Fund to offer bespoke climate data, policy ideas and messaging
suggestions to candidates and lawmakers. The organization currently
focuses on the state level, where races are low-budget but highly
consequential. We speak to Caroline about the policy “menus”
that Climate Cabinet creates for individual candidates, and dig
into the role that special interests play in the election
infrastructure of both the Republican and Democratic parties.�

Later in the show, we turn to Karyn Strickler, founder and
president of Vote Climate U.S. PAC, a political action committee
tracking key races in the U.S. House and Senate and ranking
candidates based on their climate record.

Recommended reading:

  • CNN
    : New climate group will offer district-specific policy
    ‘menus’ to every congressional candidate

  • GTM
    : Virginia Mandates 100% Clean Power by 2045

  • Pew Research
    : How important is climate change to voters in the
    2020 election?

  • Climate Cabinet
    : The Divided States Of Climate Action
  • Vote Climate
    U.S. PAC
    : 2020 Climate Change Voter’s Guide

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Source: FS – GreenTech Media
Examining Efforts to Elect Climate Candidates