9/7/2016 3:41:15 PM
Vote for Climate Action
By Krista Wright, Executive Director
One of the most powerful ways that we can make our voices heard and influence public policy is through the ballot box. Together, we can sustain a future for polar bears and the Arctic ecosystem by letting candidates know we support strong action on climate-and by voting with the climate in mind.
Action on climate change is important not only to polar bears but to people too, including the most vulnerable among us. That's why we're asking you to pledge to #VoteForClimate in each and every election, from local council seats to the highest office.
Politicians pay attention to the issues that matter most to their constituents. By writing or calling your representatives, asking candidates about their stance on climate change, and voting with the climate in mind, you can help make action on climate a priority.
At the Paris climate talks last December, world leaders pledged to limit climate warming to 1.5°. We need to hold our leaders to that vision to avoid the worst impacts of climate change-impacts that we're already experiencing, from sea ice loss to an uptick in extreme weather events.
Please join us in taking the #VoteForClimate pledge and sharing our voting-related social media images (above and below) on your favorite networks.