Felix Kramer
Jul 15 · 5 min read

Healthy Climate Presidential Briefing: Call for Volunteers

ClimateChangesEverything.org, an independent website promoting climate restoration projects, is assembling a team to educate and empower presidential candidates to talk about inspiring climate goals and action. Can you devote 5–20 hours/week starting in August to help catalyze national conversations about hopeful climate strategies? Can you recruit climate-focused colleagues to join too?

Yes, we’ll have a 2020 climate election!

Grassroots groups, joined by 20 presidential candidates, pushed back when the Democratic National Committee nixed holding a debate on our climate crisis. As support grew from activists, state DNC chairs, the DNC scheduled a vote by their committee members Aug. 23. In parallel, media have stepped forward, with a CNN-hosted climate town hall planned for Sept. 4 in NYC with leading candidates and an MSNBC two-day forum in DC Sept. 19–20 with an hour for every candidate.

Proposed San Francisco Bay Area Briefing for Climate Policy Advisors of ALL Presidential Campaigns

Ideally before or after the climate forums and Climate Week in September, we’re enlisting volunteers to organize a one-day Healthy Climate Briefing for climate policy advisors from all presidential campaigns about solutions that go beyond the 2050 goals to stay under 2°C or 1.5°C.. (This idea was sparked by our successful efforts with Governor Jay Inslee’s campaign, as we report at The 2020 Climate Election, Jay Inslee & Me.) Organizing the briefing will:

  • spread the word about new, ambitious climate goals;
  • create connections among influential climate advisors from competing campaigns who meet each other informally, paving the way for collaborations as the field of candidates narrows.

We can increase advisors’ motivation to come

On a parallel track to this nonpartisan event, Bay Area climate advocates and activists who support particular candidates will organize multiple fundraisers featuring the climate policy advisors as “surrogates.” At these events the nights before & after the briefing, advisor/surrogates will hear from their climate-focused supporters. (We will facilitate leaders and members of 501(c)3 organizations to participate in these fundraisers as individuals.)

Can you help make the briefing and fundraisers happen?

Find out more at How we’ll put together the Healthy Climate Briefing and Fundraisers . It’s a Google Doc with:

  1. Tasks and steps to make this campaign happen
  2. How to organize multiple candidate fundraisers

Some volunteers can also work on Part 3: a Healthy Climate Scorecard for 2020 candidates.

Join our crowdsourcing project which is now gaining a partner.

Felix Kramer

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Ex-entrepreneur & writer. Full-time volunteer on climate change awareness and solutions. We can actually restore our climate! ClimateChangesEverything.org

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