The fate of our planet will be determined by this election cycle and the outcome will have immediate and long-term ramifications on climate policy and the environment, so now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. That’s why GiveGreen.com will be featuring candidates up and down the ticket---from the presidential election to legislative races across the country---who are critical to building power nationwide and winning on climate in 2020.
Nationwide: The Presidential Race
If we are going to save the planet, we must defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. In 2019, we created the 2020 Climate Unity Fund on GiveGreen to ensure the Democratic presidential nominee had a critical groundswell of support by providing the resources needed on day one of securing the nomination, with the knowledge that this support came from people who demand immediate climate action. Joe Biden officially secured the 1,991 delegates needed to become the Democratic presidential nominee on June 5th and the funds were released to his campaign!
GiveGreen donors may now contribute to the Biden for President campaign, as well as to the Biden Victory Fund (a joint fundraising committee also including the DNC and state party committees). (Donors who cannot give to state parties can contribute to the Biden Action Fund, which is a joint fundraising committee comprised of only the Biden campaign and the DNC). Making this contribution through GiveGreen helps send a signal to Vice President Biden that donors view climate as a critical issue in this election and will help ensure he prioritizes climate action as our next president.
Although the presidential election is a critical race for many reasons, we cannot overlook the work being done across the country on federal, state and local races. In 2018, GiveGreen donors helped win a pro-environment majority in the House of Representatives, flip a handful of U.S. Senate seats and made significant gains in gubernatorial, statewide and state legislative races. However, our work is only beginning.
In the 2019-2020 cycle, the GiveGreen candidate directory features vulnerable incumbents in the U.S. House and Senate as priority candidates, as well as key potential pickup opportunities to help GiveGreen donors determine where to direct political contributions. Current public polling shows a path for a pro-environment majority in the U.S. Senate, with seats in play in Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, North Carolina and beyond, which is absolutely critical if we are to make progress on the climate crisis. And we absolutely must protect the pro-environment House majority we won together in 2018, starting with defending our champions in districts that Donald Trump carried in 2016 but also identifying promising opportunities to pick up seats in states from Illinois to Texas, Florida to Montana, and more.
State & Local
Down ballot, GiveGreen donors have an opportunity to flip or break anti-environment majorities in legislative chambers and win big in statewide races—including governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, and judges. Not only can we impact a pro-climate agenda, but also impact redistricting in 2020. Head to the Candidate Directory to get started.