Interview with Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project

My Climate Journey

Jason Jacobs and Nathaniel Stinnett

In this episode, I interview Nathaniel Stinnett, the Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project.

Nathaniel Stinnett founded the Environmental Voter Project in 2015 after over a decade of experience as a senior advisor, consultant, and trainer for political campaigns and issue-advocacy nonprofits. Hailed as a "visionary" by The New York Times, and dubbed "The Voting Guru" by Grist magazine, Stinnett is a frequent expert speaker on cutting-edge campaign techniques and the behavioral science behind getting people to vote.

He has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on U.S. Senate, Congressional, state, and mayoral campaigns, and he sits on the Board of Advisors for MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative.

Formerly an attorney at the international law firm DLA Piper LLP, Stinnett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. He lives in Boston, MA with his wife and two daughters.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Nathaniel’s background in law and politics which led to him founding the Environmental Voter Project

  • What the Environmental Voter Project is and what kind of work they are doing

  • Insights into voter behavior and how it factors into climate policy

  • How voting records and your voting file factors into climate policy regardless of which candidate you support

  • The results and progress Nathaniel and his team at the Environmental Voter Project have made to date along with their future plans

  • Ways people can get involved with EVP and Nathaniel’s advice to those looking to join the climate fight

I hope you enjoy the show!

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