Make 2020 the Year of the Environmental Voter – Be Part of Elders Promote the Vote
ECA has formed a partnership with the Environmental Voter Project (EVP) to encourage millions of strong environmentalists to vote in the 2020 election. Research shows that people with strong environmentalist priorities are not always the most consistent voters. But they are very persuadable to vote. ECA has formed and trained teams to text, call and canvass and encourage voters to get to the polls. We gained valuable experience in 2019 with some critical races and will amplify our efforts in 2020.
You can text from your smart phone, tablet or computer. Or join us to for Elders Calling Elders Phone Banking.
During the 2018 elections, Elders Climate Action partnered with EVP to get out the vote. We conducted “Get out the Vote” efforts in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, reaching more than 396,759 registered voters. In 2019 the Environmental Voter Project has expanded into six new states: Arizona, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Virginia! This is in addition to ongoing work in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Our members sent more than 248,388 text messages in 2019 for a combined two year total of 645,147 text messages! We are well on our way to sending 1 Million text messages in 2020!
Early research shows that our get out the vote efforts were effective in increasing voter turnout. Our efforts in the 2018 elections resulted in thousands of pro-environment votes, and we are scaling up to have a much larger impact in 2020.
We need to start now to build our capacity for a high impact “get out the vote” (GOTV) initiative. This is a people-driven campaign, and we need your help to make 2020 the Year of the Environmental Voter.
Please join us by completing the form below. We will send you upcoming training information and help to get you started on Hustle (the texting platform). Learn how you can get in on the ground floor of building our national Elders Promote the Vote initiative and forming state and local teams. We will review the science behind EVP’s innovative approach to increasing the environmentalist voice in public policy, introduce you to the powerful voter outreach tools available to us, and begin the process of organizing a high impact initiative.
A recent analysis of nation-wide elections shows that over 15 million individually identifiable environmentalists don’t regularly vote. Therefore, the key to getting powerful environmental policies in place might not be to persuade more Americans to be environmentalists; it may be as simple as getting more of our existing environmentalists to vote. You can be key in getting out this vote from the comfort of your home or, depending on where you live, in your own neighborhood.
Elders Promote the Vote aims to significantly increase voter engagement by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent voters. See the Environmental Voter Project 2018 Impact Report.
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