Since 2008, Environment America Action Fund, in coordination with its partner groups, has knocked on over 5.8 million doors across 16 states and held over 2.2 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 mounted a successful multi-modal electoral effort in 2018. 

The GreenHouse Project

Environment America Action Fund’s GreenHouse Project delivered nearly 600,000 pieces of direct mail, 12 million digital ad impressions, and tens of thousands of live phone calls to a targeted universe of environmentally motivated, persuadable voters this cycle. Environment America Action Fund selected 10 races where voters had a clear choice between a solid, pro-environment candidate and a candidate with a record of opposing protections for clean air, clean water, and sincere climate action.

Mike Levin, CA49
Kim Schrier, WA08
Xochitl Torres Small, NM02
Dean Phillips, MN03
Lauren Baer, FL18
Sean Casten, IL06
Anthony Brindisi, NY22
Susan Wild, PA07
Andy Kim, NJ03
Dan McCready, NC09

We are so proud that 8 of the 10 candidates we supported are now freshmen in the 116th Congress.

In New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district, Xochitl Torres Small pulled off a huge upset in a race that many write off as impossible. An attorney with years of experience working on public lands and clean water policy, now-Congresswoman Torres Small foregrounded critical environmental problems and solutions on the 2018 campaign trail, particularly the future of public lands and water in New  Mexico. In a district that Donald Trump carried by more than 10 points in 2016, we are so proud to have helped Rep. Torres Small in her historic victory.

As one Environment New Jersey member stated about the stakes in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, “A vote for MacArthur is a vote to go backwards and let corporations spew toxins into our communities.” Knowing full well the incumbent’s history of stacking the deck against those most in need of environmental and healthcare protections, we were pleased to partner with LCV Victory Fund, EDF Action, and Clean Water Action to let voters know that they could no longer trust Tom MacArthur to do right by their environment. Our groups partnered on television ads, digital, and door-to-door canvassing to ensure that now-Rep. Andy Kim won the day. And we know that every bit of our work counted, as now-Congressman Kim won that race by fewer than 4,000 votes.

$10 million contribution to LCV

Environment America Action Fund also made a $10 million-in-total contribution to the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and the LCV 527 Political Engagement Fund. This contribution was part of a larger effort by Environment America and its 30 state organizations to support candidates for public office at the state and national level who champion clean air, clean water, wilderness preservation, and strong action to address global warming.

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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