No candidate has ever posed a greater threat to climate justice than Donald Trump. He’s a one-man climate disaster who would rip up the Paris climate deal, build Keystone XL and dig up as much coal, oil and gas as possible.
It will take all of us doing everything we can to make sure Donald Trump does not have a path to the White House.
HOW TO STOP TRUMP:
(AND KEEP BUILDING THE MOVEMENT)
1. Talk to people.
We need help texting millennial voters in the key battleground states that will decide this election to make sure they get to the polls on November 8th. We’re teaming up with the folks at NextGen Climate, who’ve offered their very best texting tools to the movement. Schedule a 2-hour shift from Nov 4-8 here:
… And gather your friends and neighbors to do it too.
These things are always more fun together: people across the country are holding texting parties to reach voters in key states. Just register your event, invite your friends, and block out a few hours.
Keep building power for the people. This election is not just about what happens on November 8th — it’s about our chance of success every day after that. We’ve got to keep organizing, and continue taking ambitious action. We know that when we do, we can shift what’s politically possible in this country.
Submit your own story. What does this election mean to us? Why will YOU do what it takes to keep Trump out of the White House?
What We’ve Done:
Since last summer, the climate movement has demonstrated that we’re not afraid to challenge the status quo and demand that our politicians do more than accept climate science — but act like climate leaders by keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Bernie’s not sitting this out. Neither can we.
We spent a few days on the road with Bernie, so that he could film this special message for the climate movement explaining what’s at stake in this election:
When the moderators of the Presidential Debates failed to ask a single question on climate change, we took matters into our own hands. We brought the most important questions straight to the leaders of the climate movement.
Clinton Says #noKXL
After weeks of being hounded by young people on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton announced her reversal on Keystone XL — adding to the pressure that caused President Obama to kill the pipeline for good a few weeks later.
350 Action launching a petition calling on the DNC to get serious about climate justice. Thanks to the climate movement, the Democrats have discarded their disastrous “all-of-the-above” energy policy.
Dirty Money Fuels Climate Debate
After we filmed a viral encounter between Hillary Clinton and an organizer who wanted to know about her donations from fossil fuel lobbyists, the Democratic candidates squared off in a debate with a the most robust discussion of climate solutions yet.
Just after the disastrous explosion of a methane facility in Porter Ranch, California, birddoggers got Bernie Sanders to call for a national ban on fracking. Then question then became — would Secretary Clinton also stand for climate justice by opposing fracking?
Why is 350 Action engaging in the Presidential election?
350 Action has never gotten involved in a Presidential election before. We’re doing it now because no candidate has ever posed a greater threat to climate justice than Donald Trump.
Donald Trump wants to cancel the Paris climate agreement, build Keystone XL, and burn as much coal, oil and gas as possible. His Presidency would make him a one-man climate catastrophe, and if we hope for real action, we have to keep him out of the White House.
At the same time, the planet has never been this hot. Scientists are clear that we’re running out of time to address this crisis. We can already see the impacts: flooding in Louisiana, fires in California, heat-waves across the country, and we know that the way governments respond to crises often follow patterns of racism and classism. If a racist climate denier like Donald Trump becomes President it would be a disaster for the severity of future impacts and the quality of government response.
This election is critical for the climate and our communities.
What are we trying to accomplish?
Make sure Donald Trump, the worst Presidential candidate on climate ever, will not have a path to the White House.
Make sure our next President is one that we can effectively pressure to take stronger positions on climate justice, that gives us the best chance to continue building our movement and creating the climate action we need.
Continue building a stronger, smarter, more connected climate movement that’s ready to continue pushing for more ambitious action through this election and beyond.
Build stronger connections and mobilize with progressive allies working to stop Trump, so that our movements can come into the next administration stronger than ever.
What if I’m a student? How can I help on campus?
If you’re a student — especially if you live in one of the key battleground swing states — join the get out the vote effort on your campus. Help organize or attend an event with your classmates, or find other ways to join the get out the vote effort. To learn more and to get plugged in on campus, click here.And for a personal take on what the election means for the fossil fuel divestment and youth climate movement from campus organizer Becca Rast, click here.
Is 350 Action endorsing Secretary Clinton?
We are not endorsing Secretary Clinton — we’re endorsing our movement. We’re endorsing the idea that we have the power to make the change our climate and communities so desperately need, and hold off total disaster.
We don’t believe Secretary Clinton has yet embraced all of the policies that are needed for climate justice. But when compared with Donald Trump — and the risk of him becoming President if we sit out the election — there is no comparison.
We do believe that together, we have the power to push her to take stronger stances that are more consistent with climate science and justice. We’ve already proven we can pressure Secretary Clinton to take stands that keep carbon in the ground – like opposing the TPP, Keystone XL, and coal leasing on public lands. Donald Trump will never give us the opportunity.
So why vote for her?
Voting for Secretary Clinton is the only way we know we can defeat Trump and Trump-ism. With her in office, we can continue to push her with other progressives, just like we’ve done the past eight years, to build towards a different vision.
In addition to being the worst Presidential candidate on climate change ever, Trump is also racist, sexist, and unstable, making him a threat to social justice and communities across the country and around the world. His election would worsen many of the injustices that are at the root cause of the climate crisis.
We need to do what we can to make sure he will not have a path to the White House, even if it’s hard, and even if it’s uncomfortable.
How will we make sure Secretary Clinton keeps her promises if elected? How do we know we can push her?
We’ve got to organize, and continue taking ambitious action. We know that when we do, we can shift what’s politically possible in this country.
President Obama wasn’t a climate champion either — but we were able to push him to take more ambitious action than any president before him, and can do so again. In a few short years our movement has moved him from endorsing an ‘all of the above’ energy policy that embraced coal, oil and gas, to rejecting Keystone XL, rolling back coal sales on public land and staking his legacy on his climate record.
Together, our movements got Secretary Clinton to come out against the TPP and Keystone XL, commit to investigate Exxon’s climate lies, and pushed her team to adopt the strongest climate platform in Democratic Party history. It’s thanks to the leadership shown by local activists across the country fighting for climate justice.
350 Action has spent the election pushing candidates to take stronger positions on climate and climate justice — and we will continue doing so in 2017 and beyond.
You can also help by spreading the word.
Let your friends know you are getting out the vote. Share on your social media about why this matters to you. Reach out to your friends, neighbors, family and explain why this matters to you and how they can join. #VoteThenGetOut.