Election 2020

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Environmental Voter Project helped put climate near top of national agenda

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. In fact, tens of millions of people who identify as […]

February 23rd

“This Is Democracy’s Day”: Joe Biden Sworn In as 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president of the United States on Wednesday, taking power amid a devastating pandemic made worse by the malfeasance and incompetence of twice-impeached President Donald Trump. WATCH NOW: Today we celebrate #Inauguration2021. Tune in as @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris are sworn in and become President […]

January 20th

Stacey Abrams walked in the footsteps of MLK: How Joe Biden won Georgia

For nearly 30 years, the state of Georgia has voted reliably Republican in presidential elections. Not since 1992 has the state backed a Democrat for president. Now, the hand recount of 2020 election ballots has confirmed Joe Biden won the state. Bev-Freda Jackson, American University School of Public Affairs The Conversation For nearly 30 years, […]

January 19th

Biden plans to fight climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before

Joe Biden is preparing to deal with climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before – by mobilizing his entire administration to take on the challenge from every angle in a strategic, integrated way. By Bill Ritter Jr., Colorado State University The Conversation The strategy is evident in the people Biden has […]

January 13th

Sierra Club: Our movement for a strong, multiracial democracy is winning

On Wednesday, we learned that Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock had won their Senate races, clinching Democratic control of the House, Senate, and presidency. After months of intense work to elect climate champions up and down the ballot, we finally have leaders committed to climate action in the White House and both houses of […]

January 13th

Audubon: “The best thing for our country is for Trump to be removed from office. Immediately.”

The risk of allowing President Trump to remain in office is too great for our country to bear. He has said he will not participate in the peaceful transition of power and we’ve seen the deadly consequences. By David Yarnold National Audubon Society As an internationally recognized American institution for the last 115 years, the […]

January 12th

Biden’s Dirty Dozen: “Your Solicitor General should not be a lawyer who fought FOR big oil”

Environmental and government accountability advocates expressed concern over a report that President-elect Joe Biden is considering a corporate attorney who defended oil giant Royal Dutch Shell in climate liability lawsuits for the post of solicitor general. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams HuffPost reports David Frederick, a partner at the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel […]

January 11th

Evangelical Environmental Network statement on the Congressional Electoral Vote count

It’s been far too long to continue the noisy sounds of election fraud – it’s simply “fake news” and, at best, only the song of those unable to accept the defeat of their favored candidate, or at worst, those trying to subvert justice and righteousness by destroying our democracy and those words enshrined in our […]

Fridays for Future: Trump’s failed Q-coup is the antithesis of peaceful protest

occupation of the United States Capitol building by a mob of violent, overwhelmingly white, insurrectionists — incited and encouraged by President Trump in an attempted coup seeking to overthrow an election — was a shocking, seditious extension of the conspiracy-laden white supremacy Trump has embraced for decades and fomented as a candidate and president By Climate Denier Roundup […]

Evangelical climate activists call for an end to the violence and chaos

The Evangelical Environmental Network and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action are calling for an end to the senseless violence and chaos at the United States Capitol today, and for President Trump to immediately cease the baseless claims of election fraud. By Rev. Mitch Hescox and Rev. Kyle Meyaard-Schaap Evangelical Environmental Network  In the fall, over […]

14 Hours after Trump’s MAGA mob stormed Capitol in coup attempt, democracy prevails as Congress certifies Biden win

Hours after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol Building in a flailing but dangerous attempt to overthrow the democratic process—an effort incited by President Donald Trump and abetted by GOP lawmakers—Congress early Thursday officially certified President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive 306-232 Electoral College victory. Vice President Mike Pence formally ascertained Biden's win as the clock […]

January 7th

Climate was on the ballot in Georgia. Warnock, Ossoff, and climate won!

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock’s victories have delivered President-elect Joe Biden a pro-climate Senate majority that must take immediate, bold action to confront the climate crisis. By Climate Power 2020 Ossoff and Warnock’s odds-defying win is the latest sign that the politics of climate have changed. Following historic turnout in November, voters once again showed […]

January 6th

Big victory for climate action as Warnock and Ossoff win GA Senate runoffs!

With the Democratic Party poised to take control of the U.S. Senate on the back of projected victories by Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff—achievements made possible by tireless grassroots organizing—progressives on Wednesday wasted no time making clear that Democrats will soon have a mandate to urgently pursue a transformative policy agenda aimed at tackling the immediate crises facing […]

January 6th

Act TODAY! Georgia runoffs will decide Senate control – and any hope of climate action

With the Georgia runoff election happening TODAY, we need your help (from wherever you are!) to mobilize and get out the vote. Senate control is up for grabs today – and as Mitch McConnell has proved over and over, as long as the GOP controls the levers of power, there will be NO action on […]

January 5th

Climate year in review 2020: Bright spots on climate to end a dark year

2020 is coming to a close, and it can’t end fast enough. But as the year winds down, I am buoyed by two big climate victories on the same day, perched atop a clear change in direction mandated by the election. By Ken Kimmel The Equation Blog / Union of Concerned Scientists First, Congress just […]

December 31st