How We Win Climate Action

by Mike Young

How We Win Climate Action

Expanding the electorate and making civic participation more accessible is key to changing what’s possible for environmental action.

Decades of public opinion research show that the communities most impacted by barriers to voting overwhelmingly support climate action. But too often, attacks on voting rights for communities of color, young people, and women go unopposed.

That's why this legislative cycle, we set out a strategy to expand the electorate and pass critical reforms to make voting more accessible -- and we succeeded!

Thousands of CLCV members -- including you -- raised your voices to support our package of election reform bills. Thanks to you, several of these bills passed the legislature and were signed into law by Governor Newsom.

The results speak for themselves:

Now is the time to double down on expanding the electorate and the right to vote.

To tackle our 10-year climate challenge, protect our environment, and take back our government from the influence of corporate polluters like Big Oil, we must build the political power necessary to push our elected leaders to boldly tackle the climate crisis head on -- but it’s only possible if we make civic participation more accessible.

We need you in this fight. Big Oil and other corporate polluters will spend everything they can to stop our progress.

Pitch in now to power our efforts to break down barriers to voting in California and across the nation to make bold climate action possible today.

We can meet this moment if we do this together. Thank you for building our democracy.

Posted on November 20, 2019 in Groundswell Blog.

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