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 fee on carbon, in order to slow climate change and related weather extremes.

Voter’s Guide – We have an ambitious goal of developing a, first-of-its-kind, national Voter’s Guide, giving every incumbent and challenger for a seat in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate a - Climate Calculation - a score for voters to take to the polls in November. Our Climate Calculations, ranging from Climate Hero to Climate Zero will help each voter in America to vote climate. We can only do this with your donation.

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.

Targeting Priority Candidates — 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. We carefully select 3 U.S. House and 3 U.S. Senate races to highlight as priority candidates. These are 6 critical races in hotly contested, swing districts with climate change leaders, for whom Vote Climate U.S. PAC implemented a paid, social media campaign in 2016.

In 2016, we ran our Holy BLEEP Mabel series and our Bliss or This campaign (See “Media Buys or Social Media Campaigns in Priority Districts”) in a paid, social media campaign, in priority districts to raise the issue of climate change and our priority candidate’s profiles. These ads reached almost 1.2 million people in priority districts.

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.

We need your donation in 2018 to make climate action a central part of the mid-term election debate.

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. While Vote Climate U.S. PAC takes no credit for our endorsed candidate’s victories in 2016, 90% won their races -100% in the U.S. Senate and 82% in the U.S. House. In the future, with your donation, we hope to raise the funds to give more assistance to our endorsed candidates.

Ad Production — In 2016, Vote Climate U.S. PAC produced TV ads and a meme campaign (See below under Social Media Campaigns in Priority Districts) for a paid, social media campaign on behalf of our priority candidates. The cost to produce ads is high. With your donation, we can produce new ads for the 2018 mid-term elections.

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.

Media Buys or Social Media Campaigns in Priority Districts - We used 2, targeted, social media campaigns to advance our priority candidates in 2016. Ultimately we hope to elect candidates to pass a federal carbon tax to slow climate change, but we must change the political landscape first. Media campaigns are effective, but expensive. We need your donation.

Holy BLEEP Mabel featured 2, 30-second, TV ads staring the quirky couple, Mabel and Manny, who find themselves in various Holy BLEEP Mabel moments as they experience climate-related, weather extremes like floods and wildfires in their own backyard. These ads reached almost 1.2 million people in priority districts with astonishing video-view rates between 70-80%.

Bliss or This was a meme campaign and slide show which contrasts a positive future where we take political action on climate change with a bleak future where we do not. It reached almost 63,000 people with an amazing view rate of almost 70%.

Donate today to help to Vote Climate U.S. PAC target priority and endorsed candidates, 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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