About Climate Power 2020

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Our Goal

The 2020 presidential election is the defining moment for how our nation addresses the climate crisis—our leaders must be emboldened to take immediate action on climate change and to build a just and equitable economy.

Climate Power 2020 is putting the Trump administration on defense every single day for ignoring experts, refusing to believe in science, surrendering our government to Big Oil executives, and gutting public health protections, all at the expense of future generations. The time to act is now.

Climate Power 2020 is here to change the politics of climate and embolden our leaders to act.

Why Now

It’s time for a reality check.

We are living with the reality of what happens when our leaders ignore experts, deny science, and fail to keep our families safe. COVID-19 is a devastating example. Climate change is too. If our elected leaders continue to ignore experts and science, this crisis will quickly morph into the next.

The world’s leading scientists, public health experts, and military leaders agree that climate change is an extreme threat—and immediate action is needed to avoid its fatal impacts. But at every turn, President Trump denies reality and ignores the facts – and communities of color and low-income communities are suffering the worst impacts of Trump’s war against environmental and public health protections.

Trump’s failure to save our friends and families’ lives from COVID-19 is proof of his inability to protect our nation from other urgent threats—like climate change. 

The science is clear. The warnings are stark. We can no longer look the other way or give our leaders a pass.

It’s absolutely critical that the next president and Congress emerge from this year’s elections emboldened to take immediate action on climate change and to build a just and equitable economy.

It’s time to stop ignoring experts.

Months ago, our country’s best health experts sent President Trump an urgent memo: “This pandemic, left unchecked, could kill 1.2 million Americans.” These experts warned the virus would “leave Americans defenseless.” Those dire warnings about COVID-19 are now our reality.

When the CDC first alerted President Trump about the massive risk of this virus, he ignored them for eight weeks. He ignores each and every warning. Refuses to take action. And is making this health crisis worse.

Trump’s refusal to heed expert warnings is what allowed COVID-19 to fatally disrupt our country – and his complete denial of the climate crisis will allow climate change to do the same thing. If we don’t change course, we will hit a point of no return. Our chance to take climate action is right now.

It’s time to act.

We’re changing the conversation on climate, getting the facts out, and mobilizing Americans who will hold Donald Trump accountable for his failure to prepare and protect us—and future generations—from climate change. 

Climate change touches every aspect of our lives—from the air our kids breathe, to the quality of the water we drink, to the damage done to our homes by extreme weather.

We’re elevating the reality of climate change by sharing stories from across our country—stories of Americans who are fighting for our climate because clean air and safe communities are the path to a more just, equitable future

We’re mobilizing communities against the threats of climate change to create a more just, prosperous, sustainable economy for everyone.

We are a political operation using the same tools and strategies of a campaign to push candidates to campaign aggressively on climate change and a just and equitable economy. That’s how we are elevating climate in national and state conversations and building the momentum necessary for bold action in 2021.

Why Us

Climate Power 2020 is an independently run project created by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club. 

We are a team of political strategists determined to change the politics of climate in 2020 in order to build the momentum necessary for bold action in 2021.

We’re researchers, creatives, organizers, social media experts, activists, and communications professionals who’ve cut our teeth by taking on tough fights. We’re veterans of presidential campaigns and leading political organizations. Now we’re fighting to make climate a leading issue in this election.

With President Trump refusing to believe in experts and scientists—and with his campaign and fossil fuel allies spreading misinformation about climate action—we need your help to change the politics of climate in 2020.

Maybe you’ve talked to your neighbors about climate change. Maybe you’ve gone on strike and protested to wake up our leaders. Or you’re just fed up with a president who won’t protect us from our most urgent crisis.

Whatever your reason, we need you. We’re in this together. Join the fight for change in 2020:

Meet Our Advisory Board Members

In addition to the Creative Council, Climate Power 2020 is supported by a formidable collection of Advisory Board members, a coalition of leaders and activists who reflect the diverse, grassroots movement needed to embolden our leaders to take bold action to address the climate crisis.

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Climate justice is a key priority

Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate—a bold choice at this defining moment for our nation and our climate.
Biden and Harris believe in science. Trump and Pence do not.
Text VEEP to 97779 for more on where she stands on climate.

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