Today nationwide are midterm elections, where you have the ability to vote for candidates, propositions, and measures that will affect both the country and your local community. We encourage you to make your voice heard by visiting your local voting location and casting your ballot.
Find your local voting booth: Vote.org
We also encourage you to support propositions and politicians in your state, city, and district that actively support energy efficiency, clean energy, and a greener future for America. Under the Trump administration, energy efficiency has been threatened with cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, a heavily revised Clean Power Plan, and the termination of the Paris Agreement.
Look out for these key propositions in your local state:
The following includes excerpts from “Top States And Races To Watch For Clean Energy On Election Day” written by Christian Roselund and originally published by PV Magazine.
Arizona – Proposition 127
Proposition 127 is an effort to require utilities to source 50% of their electricity from renewables by 2030.
Nevada – Question 6, Question 3, Governor
Question 6 is a referendum on a 50% by 2030 renewable energy mandate.
Question 3 determines whether to break NV Energy’s monopoly on sales to end-customers, which would open the state up to retail competition.
The race for governor in Nevada is one of nine states where Advanced Energy Economy has scored gubernatorial candidates on their clean energy policies, showing a stark contrast between democratic candidate Steve Sisolak and republican Adam Laxalt.
Washington – Carbon Emissions Fee And Revenue Allocation
Voters will decide whether or not a refined offering of a carbon tax, starting at $15 per ton of CO2, should move forward. Proceeds will be used for developing further infrastructure versus refunded to the citizens in a dividend.
U.S. House of Representatives
The balance of power in the U.S. House is in play this election season, with the potential for the Democratic Party to regain its first majority in eight years. This has the potential to reverse control of several key committees, including the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the very powerful Committee on Ways and Means.
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Below is a video and a letter from the Environmental Defense Fund that we hope will inspire you to #GetOutTheVote wherever you are, whenever you can.
From the Environmental Defense Fund
“A few weeks ago, we asked EDF members and activists to share your stories to encourage voters to the polls this election. Nearly 100 of you responded with inspiring stories, some of which we have edited into this uplifting 40-second video .
I hope you’ll take a moment to watch it and then to share it with your family and friends as one final effort to drive everyone you know to the polls. I was so touched to read your stories: Some of you fought for this country to protect our right to vote…
Some of your parents came to this country seeking freedom…
Some of you are in your 70s and 80s who haven’t missed a single election over all these decades…
Some of you are parents with young kids, whose future you worry about.
I also thought how remarkable it was that so many of you shared how important this election is to you, maybe the most important of your lifetimes.
I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes about the importance of voting by the great FDR: “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
Let’s not deprive ourselves of our right to vote our values tomorrow. If you haven’t already voted early, please make sure to get to the polls. And make sure to drag your family and friends out with you.”
Thanks for your advocacy and support,
Director of Membership
Source: PV Magazine