Since 2008, Environment America Action Fund, in coordination with its partner groups, has knocked on over 5 million doors across 16 states and held over 2 million conversations with voters.

In response to unprecedented partisan attacks by the Trump administration on non-partisan environmental policies adopted by both Republican and Democratic administrations and Congress, Environment America Action Fund is mounting a multi-pronged electoral effort in 2018.

The GreenHouse Project

Some members of Congress and candidates running for congressional seats are not telling voters the full story about their records on the environment. They're trying to cover up the truth by “greenwashing” the harmful votes they’ve taken in lock-step with President Trump and his allies. In many cases, these “greenwashers” are running against candidates who are true environmental champions. The GreenHouse Project is giving voters the answers they need to make an informed decision this November when they vote for their next member of Congress.

The GreenHouse Project is focused on four closely watched districts: Minnesota-03, California-49, Washington-08, and Illinois-06. Learn more about those elections by clicking on the links.

As part of this program, we have also partnered with LCV Victory Fund, EDF Action, and Clean Water action on a special project to help elect Andy Kim, who is running against incumbent Rep. Tom MacArthur in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. Unlike his opponent, we trust that Andy will prioritize pubic health and climate action over party and the interests of corporate polluters.

Donations to LCV electoral projects

In July, Environment America Action Fund announced two $5 million donations, one to the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund and the other to LCV’s 527 Political Engagement Fund. We chose to support the League in part due to its long track record of pragmatic and effective bipartisan environmental politics. Here’s more information on our donation.

Endorsements

Environment America Action Fund is also endorsing candidates for Congress. Our top priority is endorsing candidates who are proven champions of the environment, including U.S. Rep. Rep. Jared Huffman (Calif.), candidate Xochitl Torres Small (N.M.), and energy activist Mike Levin (Calif.). We’re also endorsing candidates who are running against opponents who we will, based on our evidence, work against the environment. Here is a link to our endorsement announcement.

Our track record

Environment America Action Fund has played a vital role in independent efforts over the past decade. We coordinate closely with America Votes at the national and state level and have forged strong relationships with organizations like LCV Victory Fund and Fair Share Action to maximize our collective impact on Election Day and beyond.

Since 2008, the Environment America network of organizations has run campaign offices in 16 states. To ensure our message reaches the maximum number of target voters and penetrates through all the noise in people’s busy lives, we layer targeted mail, television and online communications on top of our targeted door programs.

In 2012, Environment America Action Fund ran a national field operation to help President Obama win a second term and to bring environmental champs to the U.S. House and Senate. Focusing in 10 states, EAAF helped win in 13 of the 14 federal races where we invested our field resources by knocking on nearly a half million doors in the month leading up to Election Day. Our efforts helped turn out the voters needed to elect Senate champions such as Tim Kaine and Martin Heinrich, as well as vulnerable U.S. House members, including Rep. Ami Bera and Rep. Scott Peters in California.

Environment America Action Fund went door-to-door in 2016 in the always crucial swing states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina, delivering big wins for pro-environment candidates. This was particularly true for now-Gov. Roy Cooper, who North Carolinians elected by the historically slim margin of only 0.2%. Our field teams knocked on over 87,000 doors across the state in support of his candidacy.

 

Paid for by Environment America Action Fund, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Contact us at: www.environmentamericaactionfund.org.

 

 

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