Our Chance to Change the Politics of Climate Change

Our Chance to Change the Politics of Climate Change


The 2018 midterm elections are our chance
to change the politics of global warming in the United States. All eyes are on the midterm elections. And we keep hearing about Democrats hoping
for a blue wave. What we are seeing in Virginia, New Jersey
and in states all across this country, are large voter turnouts. If I were the Republicans I would worry very
much about 2018. That’s why up and down the ballot 350 Action
is endorsing what we call “climate progressives.” People like Deb Haaland: “There’s never been a Native American woman in Congress,” Ben Jealous: “Well he was the youngest person ever elected to lead the NAACP”, Kaniela Ing: “I’ve been fighting for working families because I come from one.” People like Cathy Glasson, Kevin de León,
Andrew Gillum, Thomas Heckroth, Jess King. The outcome of these races will have major
climate consequences. Our shoreline communities may soon be underwater
within my son’s generation due to climate change. Oil companies that want to destroy the land
for corporate profit. When you frack in western Maryland, you endanger
our neighbor’s drinking water, and you also threaten sea level rise in Baltimore. These are leaders that will stand up to the
fossil fuel industry, and stand up for people. A Climate Progressive is willing to stand
tall on climate AND other progressive issues, including: immigration, racial justice, labor
rights, healthcare for all, and income inequality. We’ll fight climate change and lead a
renewable energy revolution. A 100% renewable future nationwide. Ban fracking now! That way we’ll create good paying jobs by
harnessing the power of our natural resources. There’s always many, many different strategies
that we need to be doing to fight climate change, but when it comes around toward election
time, one of the places we can exert real leverage in this fight, is by campaigning
for people who are gonna do the right thing. We can’t just wait for the next presidential
election. We need real climate leadership now. Join us at 350action.org

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