Ask Elected Officials or Candidates for Office to Support Climate Legislation and to Sign the ECA Climate Action Pledge.
Members of Elders Climate Action are taking to the streets to ask candidates for office to join us by signing a commitment to climate action. We are asking our representatives in 2018 to work with others to adopt legislation that will reduce greenhouse gases to prevent catastrophic climate change.
On behalf of our children, grandchildren and future generations, we, as elders, will speak out publicly and in the voting booth to support climate legislation and regulatory policies to avoid the devastating social, economic and national security impacts of climate change. Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time and the United States cannot afford to cede its leadership in addressing it.
YOU CAN HELP!
Visit candidates for office in your area and ask for their signature on the climate pledge. You can attend town halls, community candidate forums, schedule appointments, or send them a letter or email, and ask for their commitment. We have found that the face to face ask is most effective and successful. Build a personal connection and share why climate change is important to you.
Climate Pledge: “I recognize that climate change poses a threat to the health of our citizens, our economic growth, our reputation as a world leader and our national security. I will engage with my fellow elected officials at a Local, State and Federal level to support climate legislation and regulatory policies to avoid the potentially devastating social, economic, and national security impacts of climate change. I recognize that such legislation can support economic growth by stimulating technological innovation, development of a more resilient infrastructure and increasing domestic employment.”
Are you a Candidate for Office? Sign the Pledge Now.
Send an Email to Candidates in your area/state using our cut and paste email template.
Find candidate email addresses on Ballotpedia.com and ask candidates to sign the pledge from your home!
Get help putting the template into your email. Watch our helpful video here.
See who has signed on to the Candidates Pledge for Climate Action
*Please note that this pledge does not constitute an endorsement by Elders Climate Action or Conscious Elders Network.
Volunteer to Support the Project
Its easy to get involved! Download the pledge, seek signatures in your area, then let us know you received a signature!
Please double check the Candidate Pledge Results Button above to see who has signed.
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What to do with a signed pledge?
Please upload signed House and Senate Candidate Climate Pledges by clicking below. All signed House & Senate Candidate Pledges will be shared in the Pledge Results at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to share the signed candidates pledge on your social media and with your local media.
What to with a signed pledge?
Please upload signed State and Local Candidate Climate Pledges by clicking below. All signed State and Local Candidate Pledges will be shared in the State Pledge Results at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to share the signed candidates pledge on your social media and with your local media.
Check the pledge results here to see if the candidates in your area have signed the ECA Candidates Pledge. If you do not see signatures for your area, encourage candidates to sign. It is critical to our future that climate change is part of the 2018 political discussion. We’re going to insist!
Need a little help getting started? Download our Getting Started Guide — Candidates Pledge Climate Action
Need a little support to your argument? Download our Talking Points for Climate Pledge Meetings
Find additional resources to help you get comfortable talking with elected officials and candidates for office in our Talking to Climate with Others online section
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Thank Candidates for Their Response
Check Pledge Responses to see if candidates in your area have signed the Candidates Climate Action Pledge. When you see a name from your area, thank the candidate for taking a stand on climate action. Share the following image and text on Social Media, email the candidate, or send the info along to your local media.
Cut and Paste for Social Media: Thank you @(candidate name) in (insert state & district) for signing the @eldersclimateaction Candidates Climate Action Pledge. On behalf of the grandchildren, future generations and all life, we deeply appreciate your commitment to taking action on climate change.
Cut and Paste for Email: Thank you (Candidate name) for signing the Elders Climate Action, Candidates Climate Action Pledge. On behalf of the grandchildren, future generations and all life, we deeply appreciate your commitment to taking action on climate change.