What We Do

Building power

We organize on a local and statewide level and build power with Californians to take action and make their voices heard. Our 150,000 members call and email their elected officials and help convince them to take bold action on our most pressing environmental issues.

Winning Elections

We recruit and help people run for office who will fight for our environment and our future. We look for candidates who come from communities most impacted by the climate crisis and help them win. We are proud to help change which candidates are considered viable, and to elect people of color, women, LGBTQ, Indigenous, and young leader. We start early and help these candidates raise money, build a grassroots campaign, and win. We’re winning races even when special interests outspends our candidates by huge margins.

Growing Champions

We work with our newly elected officials so they grow as environmental champions and ensure these victories turn into real policy change. These leaders are critical to our work at home and our role in leading our nation’s fight against the climate crisis.

Passing Bold Environmental Laws

We work to improve the lives of all Californians by turning electoral wins into policy wins. We know we can’t pass strong environmental laws without environmental champions to advance them. We support and grow leaders who will fight to protect our water, land, wildlife, and our most vulnerable communities.

Holding Elected Officials Accountable

We hold our elected officials accountable for how they vote. We shine a light on which bills matter in Sacramento. We empower our members to have a choice in the political process. Our California Environmental Scorecard has been the primary accountability tool used by the environmental community since 1974. Each year, the Scorecard lays out how lawmakers across the state performed on the most important environmental and public health bills, an invaluable resource for voters as they head to the polls.

Building Local Political Power

Our seven leagues around the state bring an environmental voice to their local races by endorsing candidates, funding campaigns, and building support around new leaders and youth engagement. Our community activists identify strong candidates, grow and support their emerging leadership and ultimately build the pipeline of future champions, policy innovation, and members.

Building National Political Power

Together, with our 29 sister organizations in other states, and the national League of Conservation Voters, we are united in creating the political will to solve the climate crisis. We are all focused on electing strong champions who will take action on climate, coordinating and aligning policy campaigns, and building an inclusive and equitable movement.

We are fighting back to protect our future.

Building Democracy. Electing Environmental Champions. Protecting Our Future.

We are California's voice, statewide and nationally, for bold climate action. We elect and cultivate environmental champions, turn election victories into policy wins, hold our lawmakers accountable, and build political power to transform our political system and achieve climate justice.

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