Whereas it stays a polarizing subject, analysis reveals that a majority of People need the federal government to behave extra aggressively on local weather change.

So how do you choose political candidates who will make the problem a precedence? On this episode of Political Local weather, we communicate to 2 teams trying to determine that out and put local weather change on the middle of races up and down the poll.

In 2018, Caroline Spears launched the Local weather Cupboard Motion Fund to supply bespoke local weather knowledge, coverage concepts and messaging recommendations to candidates and lawmakers. The group at present focuses on the state stage, the place races are low-budget however extremely consequential. We communicate to Caroline in regards to the coverage “menus” that Local weather Cupboard creates for particular person candidates, and dig into the function that particular pursuits play within the election infrastructure of each the Republican and Democratic events. 

Later within the present, we flip to Karyn Strickler, founder and president of Vote Local weather U.S. PAC, a political motion committee monitoring key races within the U.S. Home and Senate and rating candidates based mostly on their local weather file.

Beneficial studying:

CNN: New local weather group will supply district-specific coverage ‘menus’ to each congressional candidate
GTM: Virginia Mandates 100% Clear Energy by 2045
Pew Analysis: How vital is local weather change to voters within the 2020 election?
Local weather Cupboard: The Divided States Of Local weather Motion
Vote Local weather U.S. PAC: 2020 Local weather Change Voter’s Information

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