Our Mission and Approach

Our Mission

Vote Climate U.S. PAC works to elect candidates to get off fossil fuels, transition to clean, renewable, energy and put a price on carbon, in order to slow climate change and related weather extremes.

Our Approach

While our hope for the future is bright, scientists say we are facing an emergency situation with climate change. Our political leaders are not taking action. Despite increasingly urgent calls from scientists and political protests from our citizens, no federal climate legislation has ever become law in the U.S. That is why Vote Climate U.S. PAC must work electorally to increase our support in congress.

Our ultimate goal of passing a federal carbon fee is the single, most critical step we can take toward addressing climate change. Without federal legislation, we are left with a patchwork of less effective, state and local regulations. It starts with electing the candidates to get it done.

Our approach is simple. We take 3 fundamental steps toward achieving our mission:

Targeting — Vote Climate U.S. PAC identifies incumbents and challengers for top priority support, with the goal of increasing our support in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to pass a federal carbon fee.

In 2014, we gave top priority support to 3 U.S. Senate and 3 U.S. House candidates. We earned a 100% win rate in the U.S. Senate, 83% overall in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate combined. In 2016, we will run our Holy BLEEP Mabel series and our Bliss or This campaign (See “Ad Production”) in a paid, social media campaign, in priority districts to raise the issue of climate change and our priority candidate’s profiles.

In this election year, we have added a new leadership category – Endorsed Candidates. These are key leaders from across the country who don’t necessarily need our help to win, but we want to recognize them as climate change leaders who will help lead the way to passage of a federal carbon fee.

Ad Production — Vote Climate U.S. PAC will produce social media ads like our Bliss or This meme campaign to visually contrast a positive view that results from action, versus the possible consequences of doing nothing. We also produce TV ads like our Holy BLEEP Mabel campaign, featuring the quirky couple, Mabel and Manny, who find themselves in various Holy BLEEP Mabel moments as they experience weather extremes related to climate change. We hope to highlight the seriousness of climate change through humor.

Media Buys – We need to raise the funds to make targeted, social media buys in priority congressional districts to elect pro-climate lawmakers. Ultimately we hope to see federal legislation to slow climate change, but we must change the political landscape first.

Social media campaigns are effective, but expensive. We need your help. We can’t do it without you. Donate today to help to Vote Climate U.S. PAC produce ads and make media buys in our targeted districts, with the ultimate goal of passing federal climate legislation to slow climate change and related weather extremes.

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