Defending Democracy

A healthy democracy is a pre-condition to a healthy environment and is one of our best tools for advancing solutions to climate change. Yet our ability to use it is hampered by corporate money and obstructions to citizen participation.

Our democracy should represent the interests of the people — interests like a safe climate and healthy environment.

Yet the combination of corporate money in politics, barriers to voting for many, skewed rules around gerrymandering, and a recent crackdown on peaceful protest has rendered our democracy ill-equipped to advance the public good.

More than 60% of the American public believes that climate change is real and to some extent, manmade, and yet Congress’s inaction on this crisis exposes just how little our government is currently representing the people, on this and on other key issues.

Communities across the U.S. are dealing with the devastating impacts of climate change and it should be easy to pass laws that cut carbon pollution, propel renewable energy, and support vulnerable communities. Yet, we see politicians block reform on climate change time and again and the reason why is simple — the fossil fuel industry is spending millions of dollars on politicians who will support their bottom line on Capitol Hill.

This hold on our democracy is blocking communities’ access to clean energy. It’s contributing to a growing gap between the rich and the poor and it’s making it harder for marginalized communities to vote. It’s allowing companies to control what we eat and it’s hindering clean water protection in towns all over the country.

We are ready for a government accountable to all people, not just a select few, and we are determined to fight for a democracy that shifts power back into the hands of people so together we can make a more just, equitable world for all. We are ready to march on Capitol Hill, get on the phone with representatives, take to the streets in their communities, participate in creative protest, and build a new future together.

Together, we can fight for a democracy that is truly of, by, and for the people.

Campaign Issues

We won’t let anyone destroy what generations of Americans have built. History has shown that people like YOU are the driving force behind change. Now is the time to fight for what you believe in. We will rise, we will resist, we will renew.

Congressmen are taking millions of dollars from fossil fuel companies to deny climate change.

Money in politics and voter suppression have thrown our political ecosystem out of balance. Corporations have claimed too much power, and it’s wreaking havoc on our environment. There’s only one thing that can fix this: people like you.