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 in 2020.
Nationwide: The Presidential Race
The 2020 presidential primary features many candidates who would be climate champions if elected, and we want to ensure that GiveGreen donors have an opportunity to support as many as possible.
All Democratic presidential primary candidates who have formally declared or formed an exploratory committee and have been included in a reputable, recent poll have been given the opportunity to complete the GiveGreen questionnaire. Candidates are included on GiveGreen.com based on an assessment of the candidates’ answers to those questions, overall climate and environmental record, public statements, and official positions. Candidates will continue to be added on a rolling basis. * (Inclusion on GiveGreen.com does not constitute an endorsement by LCV Victory Fund, NextGen America, NRDC Action Fund PAC or any of their related entities.)
If we are going to save the planet, we must defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. We also want to continue the work GiveGreen does to show the power of environmental donors and present a united front to the eventual Democratic nominee. We created the 2020 Climate Unity Fund with a goal of amassing significant support for the eventual pro-environment Democratic nominee.
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 will feature vulnerable incumbents in the U.S. House and Senate as priority candidates. We will continually evaluate potential pickup opportunities to help GiveGreen donors determine where to direct political contributions.
State & Local
The next election will not only have an incredible impact on the federal level, but also across the country in state and local races. The 2020 cycle is the last chance to flip chambers and elect candidates into statewide offices who will affect the next redistricting process. Head to the Candidate Directory to get started.