Workers start pre-processing absentee ballots at the city of Lansing Clerk’s Election Unit on November 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan Photo: Jeff Kowalsky (Getty Images)
  • November 2 2020
  • Press

Gizmodo: Inside Environmentalists' Final Efforts to Get Out the Vote

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.

 Even in recent national elections, more than 15 million registered U.S. voters who 'strongly prioritize progressive environmental policies' have neglected to vote, according to the Environmental Voter Project. (Photo: Matt McClain/Getty Images)
  • September 24 2019
  • Press

Mother Nature Network: Millions of Environmentalists Are Registered to Vote in the U.S. But Don't. What if They Did?

Environmental issues tend to fall through the cracks in American politics, where they are often ignored, belittled or even denied by politicians. Yet this familiar political climate, much like Earth's climate, is more changeable than it might seem.

A home on stilts sits amid coastal waters and marshlands along Louisiana Highway 1 on Aug. 24, 2019, in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Drew Angerer / Getty Images
  • September 15 2019
  • Press

Buzzfeed News: Forget About The Climate Deniers. It’s The Climate Liars We Need To Stop.

The international scientific community is shouting from the rooftops that we have just 11 years to act to avert climate catastrophe. Yet it often seems like nobody is listening — climate denial thrives, and politicians are doubling down on fossil fuels in the face of a global emergency.

What is your plan?
  • December 28 2018
  • Press

NBC News: ‘A Green Wave': Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Going into the midterm elections, few candidates made the warming planet a keystone of their campaigns despite devastating fires and storms that scientists say have been worsened by carbon pollution. Climate change has typically been low on voters’ lists of priorities.

Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project
  • April 21 2018
  • Press

Yes! Magazine: 13 Climate Justice Leaders Imagined as Comic Superheroes

The Earth could use some climate-change-fighting superheroes right about now. And according to a new comic series by the nonprofit Amplifier, there are a few real-life ones in our midst. Thirteen of them, actually.

Green thumb on the scale: Nathaniel Stinnett quit his job at a law firm to focus on nudging more environmentalists into the electorate. Photo by Danielle Robertson
  • April 9 2018
  • Press

Washington Monthly: Planet Earth Gets a Ground Game

In a crowded field, no issue more spectacularly illustrates the failures of our political system than climate change. We are hurtling toward catastrophes that threaten the very existence of humankind, yet the matter is almost totally absent from political discourse. Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address didn’t mention it. Neither did the official Democratic response. There are no fights being waged on climate policy in Congress; no government shutdowns based on it; no think pieces wondering whether Democrats should emphasize the environment over identity politics.

A photo from the People’s Climate March in 2014. By South Bend Voice
  • November 17 2017
  • Press

HuffPost: Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter

It’s hard to believe, but the 2018 election cycle is already here. The 2017 campaign lawn signs haven’t come down yet, but pundits are already calling the November 7th results a harbinger of Democratic victories to come in 2018.

Environmental non-voters in 2012
  • July 20 2016
  • Blog posts

5 States Where Environmental Voters Could Have a Huge Impact in 2016

Elections are decided by the people who actually show up...and environmentalists don't always show up. Using big data analytics, predictive modeling, and public voter files, the Environmental Voter Project has discovered that 15.78 million environmentalists don't vote in mid-term elections, and a whopping 10.1 million didn't even vote in the 2012 Presidential election.

I Voted Today
  • March 4 2016
  • Press

Rachel's Network: Getting out the Environmental Vote

Many of us now realize that climate change and other environmental issues have become – quite literally – existential problems. So why are politicians still so unwilling to pass the laws and regulations that we desperately need?

A photo from the People’s Climate March in 2014. By South Bend Voice
  • November 17 2017
  • Press

HuffPost: Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter

It’s hard to believe, but the 2018 election cycle is already here. The 2017 campaign lawn signs haven’t come down yet, but pundits are already calling the November 7th results a harbinger of Democratic victories to come in 2018.

I Voted Today
  • March 4 2016
  • Press

Rachel's Network: Getting out the Environmental Vote

Many of us now realize that climate change and other environmental issues have become – quite literally – existential problems. So why are politicians still so unwilling to pass the laws and regulations that we desperately need?

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