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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

Desperate McConnell clings to filibuster in order to kneecap Biden’s climate and pro-people agenda

Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is attempting to obtain a commitment from his Democratic counterparts to keep the archaic legislative filibuster in place once they officially take charge of the chamber, a demand that progressives characterized as a last-ditch effort to cripple the incoming Biden administration’s policy agenda. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams  In […]

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

Jim Hightower: Timeless truths for these trying times

What’s wrong with people? Has the savagery, selfishness, and raw, animal hatred within the human species finally come out of the darkness to devour our society? We’ve seen fanatics in MAGA caps rabidly cheering a tyrannical, lying, insane president. We’ve seen gangs of “Proud Boys” strutting around in militia costumes beating protesters whose politics they dislike. […]

January 16th

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

Indigenous Environmental Network statement on Trump’s Q Coup

The Indigenous Environmental Network has issued a statement on the Trump-instigated insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. By Dan Bacher Here it is: Let’s talk about the insurrection at the United States Capitol. Although we can sympathize with the trauma of the event, it is difficult for us to be completely shocked. For […]

January 9th

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

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

No climate action without Senate control: How YOU can be a hero of the Georgia runoff elections

(The Flip Georgia project is the legitimate daughter of the Flip 2020 project which operated in Maine through the general election. Out of state activists, organizers and street performers are working with locals groups to register voters, canvass door to door and raise voter awareness of the critical runoff election on Jan 5th.) By Paxus Calta […]

December 30th

For Kamala Harris’ Senate seat, Gov Newsom selects CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the selection of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, filling the term being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Padilla, who previously served as a Los Angeles City Councilman and State Senator, and is a national leader in the fight to expand voting […]

December 23rd

Georgia runoff elections: Young people are out there for the climate

Covering Climate Now interviews five young Georgians who are pushing climate and environment issues in the Senate runoff: Aged 16 to 19, they are frustrated but determined. By Meteor Blades Says Mark Putnam, 19, “For the last couple of months I’ve been working at my school to create voter guides around climate policy, because we’ve found […]

December 22nd