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  • News The Washington Post

    So How Much Did Climate Change Matter In The 2020 Election?

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    Two big issues dominated the 2020 election: the economy and the coronavirus pandemic. But voters concerned about climate change still helped Joe Biden win the White House.

    Environmental advocates say their message about the urgency of curbing emissions and addressing other environmental issues broke through. A surge of voters — many of them young and casting ballots for the first time — helped the man with the most ambitious climate plan of any major-party candidate secure the presidency. 

  • News WHYY (Philadelphia NPR/PBS)

    Pennsylvania Environmentalists Actually Voted This Year. That's A Big Deal.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    In the battleground state of Pennsylvania, voters prioritizing environmental issues may have tipped the scales of the election in favor of Joe Biden.

    The Environmental Voter Project records that at least 54,976 environmentalists cast their ballots for the very first time in the presidential election. That number surpasses the margin of victory between the two major presidential candidates in Pennsylvania as of Tuesday afternoon, when Biden was leading by about 45,400 votes.

  • News Heated

    600,000 New Environmental Voters

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    The Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan get-out-the-vote group, tells HEATED it spent $2.05 million this year targeting 1.8 million self-identified environmentalists who had never voted before in 12 states, including the critical battlegrounds of Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and Pennsylvania. 

    Of those 1.8 million environmentalists targeted by Environmental Voter Project, more than 600,000—or about 33 percent—voted early. It’s “a truly astounding number when you consider that these are almost all first-time voters,” said Nathaniel Stinnett, EVP’s president. 

  • News Gizmodo

    Inside Environmentalists' Final Efforts To Get Out The Vote

    Monday, November 2, 2020

    This election cycle, the climate crisis is on Americans’ minds. In an October poll from the New York Times and Siena College, 58% of people surveyed said they were “very concerned” or at least “somewhat concerned” about climate change, and potential voters in swing states expressed worry about its effects in their communities. Across the country, environmentalists are hard at work to make sure those climate-conscious voters turn out.

  • News Grist

    Could this 'Army of Environmental Super Voters' Sway Swing States?

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    According to data from the nonpartisan Environmental Voter Project provided exclusively to Grist, 20 percent of early ballots cast in key battleground states like Arizona and North Carolina come from eco-conscious voters, those identified as likely to choose climate or the environment as a top priority. That’s almost 4.8 million voters in 11 states, a surge that could tilt the outcome of the presidential election. In Florida alone, almost 1.3 million environmentalists have turned out; Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania have each seen over half a million green votes cast.

  • News The Allegheny Front

    Creating Environmental Super Voters for 2020 and Beyond

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    As Election Day nears, a majority of registered voters in the United States say climate change will be an important issue in making their choice for president. That’s according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted over the summer. It’s a sharp contrast to the 2016 race, when only 2% of likely voters listed climate or the environment as their top priority.

    But a surprising number of people who say they care about climate change and the environment don’t actually cast ballots. That’s where the Environmental Voter Project comes in.

  • News Greentech Media

    Could Environmental Voters Tip The Scales In 2020?

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

    In this episode of Political Climate, we examine whether environmental issues are mobilizing voters the way that analysts anticipated. Who are those voters, and do they wield significant influence? We discuss with Nathaniel Stinnett, founder of the Environmental Voter Project, a nonpartisan organization focused on identifying inactive environmentalists across the United States and turning them into reliable voters in every election.

  • News Climergency Podcast

    Get Out The Environmental Vote

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Nathaniel Stinnett is a political advisor & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project. We discuss how the organization started, the stats on environmentalists who don't vote, how modern political campaigns work, how you can sign up to volunteer, why this election is so important for climate change, why it's crucial to be a voter regardless who you vote for & more.

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  • News Grist

    Why Voting Rights are Climate Rights: Two experts talk GOTV

    Monday, October 12, 2020

    The jury is in: Most Americans agree that climate change is a problem and would like to see the government do more to reduce carbon and protect our air and water. So, you might ask, why isn’t the government doing more to reduce carbon and protect our air and water? Part of the problem is that green-leaning citizens often don’t make it to the polls. In some elections, they turn out at just half the rate of registered voters overall. And politicians tend to cater to the will of voters, not non-voters.

  • News Cooler Earth Podcast

    "Systemic Racism Subsidizes The Fossil Fuel Economy"

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    As the climate crisis continues to climb as a top concern for likely voters in the U.S., the Cooler Earth Podcast sat down with Sara Singh of the Sunrise Movement, and Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project to understand the growing impact of climate and environmental justice in electoral politics.