Climate change is a complex problem. The ways we address it are varied and have different impacts, but all are crucial in addressing climate change. Voting on climate is a critical approach.
Our communities are impacted by the climate crisis, but that doesn’t mean we’re powerless. By organizing our churches, neighborhoods, and communities, we build the power necessary to nurture healthy and resilient communities where all can thrive. Together, we can elect officials – from the local to federal levels – who recognize the urgency and respond with policies grounded in protecting those most impacted by climate.
To get there, we need everyone who cares deeply about climate and environmental justice to come out to the polls and vote.
UU the Vote and Create Climate Justice have partnered with Environmental Voter Project, a campaign focused on the millions of climate justice activists who are currently unlikely to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.
These millions of non-voting environmentalists could change everything if they go to the polls on Election Day.
If we can transform these non-voters into supervoters, we can change the electorate.
When we flood the electorate with all of these environmental voters, candidates will have no choice but to appeal to environmental voters and our priorities.
It’s working so far! Over 1 million of the low propensity environmental voters that EVP has targeted since 2015 are now voting so consistently that they don’t even skip local elections.
Our pledge is simple. As a climate justice voter, you commit to:
- Vote as an act of conscience and care on behalf of the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
- Prioritize voting for candidates and laws that explicitly work to create a sustainable and thriving future for our sacred earth and all life.
- Vote to protect those who experience disproportionate impacts of climate change.
- Engage our communities to vote on climate. Connect with the climate justice activists in your life and invite them to join you at the polls.
There are dozens of ways we can enact climate justice but voter engagement is one important tactic that has a very achievable goal. Please join me in taking the pledge to get one million voters for the climate out to the polls this year!
Rachel Myslivy, Climate Justice Organizer