In the 2022 cycle, we will be looking at opportunities to invest early in key U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Governor races. GiveGreen donors will play a critical role in defending champions and electing new ones.
Federal: U.S. Senate and U.S. House
In 2022, 14 seats currently held by pro-environment Senators and 20 seats currently held by antienvironment Senators will be up for election. We must defend newly-elected Senators Mark Kelly (AZ) and Raphael Warnock (GA) who will be facing voters again for full 6-year terms, as well as provide early support to incumbents in swing states like Senators Michael Bennet (CO), Maggie Hassan (NH) and Catherine Cortez Masto (NV).
The pro-environment House majority was narrowed in 2020 and is at risk in the 2022 election depending on redistricting outcomes in key states. Given the uncertainty around the new Congressional maps, it will be important to support our champions who were re-elected by narrow margins.
State & Local
In the 2018 cycle, the GiveGreen community helped flip or hold a number of critical seats, where Governors have made critical climate progress: Jared Polis (CO), Janet Mills (ME), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Phil Murphy (NJ), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), Steve Sisolak (NV), Ralph Northam (VA), and Tony Evers (WI). We will need to defend these allies, retain the Virginia Governor’s seat and look for more opportunities to make progress.
We will be looking for Attorneys General, Secretaries of State and other statewide races to support. Redistricting will determine which states present the best opportunity to flip legislative chambers to pro-environment majorities.