Let's Get Out the Vote!
It’s almost time to vote! Absentee ballots have already been sent out for the November 8th election.
This is a huge election for turning the tide on climate change, and we want to empower residents to prioritize climate when they vote. The Environmental Voter Project estimates that 8 million environmentalists did not vote in the 2020 election and 12 million skipped the 2018 midterms. (And we know there are many people who do not consider themselves “environmentalists” who care about the health, jobs, and justice benefits of climate action and also did not vote.)
We have resources for climate voters. But step one is registering to vote and getting others out to vote, too.
(Getting out the vote with our member organization PROACTIVE’s reps)
Where to find general voting information:
Michigan Voter Information Center: register, request an absentee ballot, and find state-specific information about the November 8 elections
Vote.org: check your status, locate polling places, get reminders, and more
Where to hear candidates discuss the issues:
- October 12, 5pm: Michigan House and Senate Candidates
- October 26, 5pm: Kent County Commission/U.S. House of Representatives
How to volunteer or campaign for candidates:
As a grassroots coalition of diverse membership, we do not endorse candidates. But our member organization, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, offers campaigning volunteer opportunities.
('Get registered to vote!' says Gloria, pictured at our recent Climate Beer Friday event)