2017 Special Elections

Vote Climate U.S. PAC
2017 Special Elections

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In the hottest race in the country, Vote Climate U.S. PAC endorses Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th district special election to be help on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. This is the seat formerly held by Newt Gingrich.

On his website, Ossoff says,"There is a clear scientific consensus that climate change is driven by human activity and that it threatens global prosperity, health, and security. This is not just the opinion of activists; it is the studied conclusion of our country’s distinguished scientists. Our military and intelligence agencies agree. Jon will oppose efforts to undo the climate change agreement reached last year in Paris and will work to make the United States a global leader against climate change." His opponent does not mention climate change on her website, and in a video-taped debate, seems to think this international emergency is about nothing more than puddles in your back yard.

Ossoff is ahead in the polls by 1%. In other words, it's virtually tied. This critically important race will help demonstrate whether we can take back Congress for climate in 2018. Vote climate on June 20th. Donate to Vote Climate U.S. PAC so that we can spread the word. Sign our pledge to vote climate. Share this email and our website with your friends.

SPECIAL ELECTION in California (34th Congressional District, L.A.), Tue. June 6, 2017.
Vote Climate U.S. PAC endorses Jimmy Gomez

Jimmy Gomez (D) LCV Endorsed

Jimmy Gomez On The Issues:
Jimmy received the Green Leadership Award for “bold environmental leadership” from Green California, a coalition of over 100 environmental organizations, and is endorsed by the Sierra Club. In the Assembly, Jimmy advanced bills to fund grants for river revitalization and sped up deadlines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Jimmy will continue to fight for environmental justice, preserving our natural resources, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, investing in mass transit, smart development and will make fighting the effects of climate change a priority – this includes fighting Obama Administration policy rollbacks by climate change deniers from the Trump Administration and holding them responsible.

Environmental Justice Wins in the 2016 Legislative Session:
AB 1550 by Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez increases the set aside of climate investments going to vulnerable communities, allocating additional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds for low-income households and areas directly adjacent to overburdened communities.

Robert Lee Ahn (D)

Robert Lee Ahn Issues:
Robert Lee Ahn understands that climate change is an urgent threat to our economy and our children’s future. Robert will defend the pledge we made at the Paris Climate Conference to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and put the United States on a path to reduce American oil consumption. On day one, Robert Lee Ahn will call on Congress to invest in clean energy infrastructure and innovation.

SPECIAL ELECTION MONTANA, ELECTION DATE: MAY 25TH: This is the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, now Secretary of the Interior. Vote Climate U.S. PAC is taking no position on this race. None of the candidates has an especially strong position on climate action or supports a fee on carbon, but there are important differences between the candidates on the issue of climate change. The nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project has a voters guide covering this race.