Virginia

Become a Climate Conscious Voter This November

Photo of Beth Kreydatus and her two children, wearing "I Voted" stickers on their foreheads.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th

Join me and be a climate-conscious voter!

Everyone in the General Assembly is up for a vote: all the State Senators and the House of Delegates for Virginia. Depending on where you live, local candidates like your sheriff, board of supervisors, Commonwealth’s attorney, school board, and city council might also be on the ballot. 

I'm sure this is obvious, but it's essential to take a look at all the candidates on your ballot ahead of time. For most of us, it's hard to pay attention to stuff like "board of supervisors" (honestly, until a few years ago, I didn't know I had a Board of Supervisors) but local officials control stuff like public transportation and recycling programs, so these races can make a difference for climate policy. 

The party that wins the majority on November 5th will control the committees and serve as the gatekeeper for all legislation that gets voted on in 2020. For all of the races on November 5th--from the state races through the local races--the outcome will shape our policy around climate change, so we hope you’ll vote!


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