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  • News Our Daily Planet

    Environmental Voter Project Extends to 5 New States to Mobilize Millions

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    The Environmental Voter Project (EVP) has announced that it will be expanding its voter outreach programs into five new states: Alaska, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, and New York. With this addition, the EVP will now operate in 17 states to identify inactive environmentalists and equip them with the tools to become lifelong voters. Following record voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election, EVP hopes to increase environmentalist turnout in local and state elections as well. 

  • News HuffPost

    The ‘Army Of Environmental Super Voters’ Is Growing, And Marching On City Hall

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Nathaniel Stinnett launched the Environmental Voter Project in 2015 to resolve a simple but enormously important contradiction. Polls found a vast majority of Americans understood climate change and wanted the government to act. And while millions of those people were registered to vote, many never cast ballots.

    Since then, his nonpartisan group has contacted nearly 6.2 million voters in a dozen states who rank environmental issues as a top concern, but rarely, if ever, vote. The group estimates that they’ve been able to convert just over 733,000 of those people into regular voters in the last five years. 

    Now the Massachusetts-based nonprofit is expanding into another five states: Alaska, Texas, Kansas, Iowa and New York. 

  • News Citizens Climate Lobby

    Environmental Voter Project Helped Put Climate Near Top of National Agenda

    Monday, February 22, 2021

    At Citizens’ Climate Lobby, we often say the solution to climate change is democracy. Well, the first step to engage with our democracy is voting. Research shows, however, that many who are concerned about the state of our climate don’t even take that initial step.

  • News Public Radio International

    Georgia's Green Voters Helped Deliver The Senate To The Democrats

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    In Georgia, Democrats pulled off victories in runoff elections for both Senate seats and gained control of the chamber, thanks in part to Georgia's environmental voters, who are more likely to be people of color, young, and live in urban centers.

    Nathaniel Stinnett, founder of the Environmental Voter Project, says data from early voting in Georgia showed these environmental voters outpaced participation by the general electorate.

  • News Mother Earth Podcast

    Nathaniel Stinnett on how to make our leaders protect the environment

    Friday, December 18, 2020

    In this second of two special bonus episodes to Season One of the Mother Earth Podcast, we sit down for a timely conversation with Nathaniel Stinnett. 

  • News The Climate Pod

    What Motivates Environmental Voters?

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    This week, Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project, joins the show to answer one basic question: what the hell is going on with environmental voters? Just kidding...kinda. We dig into the facts with Nathaniel to better understand what motivates environmentally-friendly voters, why it matters that many don't vote, and how to build long-term change in the electorate.

    [LISTEN HERE]

  • News My Climate Journey

    Nathaniel Stinnett Returns!

    Monday, December 7, 2020

    Back by popular demand, today's guest is Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, a non-profit that aims to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters.

    Nathaniel explains the Environmental Voter Project's work, how they identify environmental non-voters, and what they do to get them to the polls. He also explains WHY it is so important to get them to the polls, and what the EVP theory of change is. And finally, he fills me in on the general election, the Georgia runoffs, the state of our democracy, and some of EVPs most recent results. I learn tons every time I speak with Nathaniel, and it was great to have him back on the show!

    [LISTEN HERE]

  • News Our Daily Planet

    Environmental Voters Were Highly Influential This Year

    Friday, December 4, 2020

    This week we were so excited to get to sit down with Nathaniel Stinnett, executive director and founder of the Environmental Voter Project, to get some insights about the recent election and what climate activists can learn from it. Nathaniel brings some truly valuable insight into who climate voters are, what happened with the Latinx vote in 2020, and what EVP is planning in Georgia for the special Senate races currently underway.

    [WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE]

  • News Living On Earth

    Mustering Georgia's Environmental Voters

    Friday, November 27, 2020

    The 2020 Presidential election had a historic turnout, including young voters and voters of color, who are statistically more likely than other voters to list climate or the environment as their top priority when voting. Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project explains to Steve Curwood how turnout of environmentally-focused voters might influence Georgia's twin US Senate run-off elections January 5th.

    LISTEN HERE

  • 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.