The Path to Climate Mobilization Through Election Day

Fellow Mobilizers, 

Every week, I check the news and take note of another existential threat to our future, usually related to our systematic destruction of the environment. Yesterday, I noted Donald Trump's rise in the polls, just a few days out from the election. 

I am scared that if Donald Trump is elected the president of the United States, it will unleash uncontrollable social and political dynamics that, together with the climate emergency and the limits to growth, will precipitate the collapse of civilization.

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Let's buy some time for our growing mobilization movement, civilization, and the natural world by electing Hillary Clinton president next Tuesday. If you haven't already, please read my Oct. 5 Common Dreams article, "The Climate Emergency & The Election: A Pathway to WWII-scale Mobilization," to see why I am relatively hopeful about the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency. Primarily, it has to do with us -- not Clinton and the lethal ideology of carbon gradualism that she currently embraces. 

If you want to help get out the vote for Hillary Clinton in swing states, visit 350 Action's voter turnout page.

Next week we also have a chance not just to escape fascism, but to elect courageous candidates across America who have actually pledged to mobilize against the climate emergency by calling for national goals of 100% clean energy and net zero emissions by 2025 in the United States. If you have the chance to vote for one of these fine people, please do!

See if candidates who have Pledged to Mobilize are running in your area.

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NATIONAL

Dimitri Cherny (D)
Candidate for US House of Representatives
South Carolina 1st District

Margaret Flowers (G)
Candidate for US Senate
Maryland

Matt Funiciello (G)
Candidate for US House of Representatives
New York 21st District

Peter Jacob (D)
Candidate for US House of Representatives
New Jersey 7th District

Wendy Reed (D)
Candidate for US House of Representatives
California 23rd District

Darren Soto
 (D)
Candidate for US House of Representatives
Florida 9th District

Alina Valdes (D)
Candidate for US House of Representatives
Florida 25th District

Tom Wakely (D)
Candidate for US House of Representatives
Texas 21st District

Kim Weaver (D)
Candidate for US House of Representatives
Iowa 4th District

STATE

Ruth Anne Gaines (D)
Candidate for Re-election to Iowa House of Representatives 
Iowa 32nd District

Veronica "Roni" Jacobi (D)
Candidate for State Assembly
California 10th District

Ako Abdul-Samad (D)
Candidate for Re-election to Iowa House of Representatives 
Iowa 35th District

LOCAL

Heidi Harmon (D)
Candidate for Mayor
San Luis Obispo, CA

Ash Kalra (D)
Candidate for State Assembly
California 27th District

Annisa Karim (D)
Candidate for Collier County Commissioner
Florida 3rd District

Daniel Sohn
Candidate for Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor 
Palm Beach County, Florida

And thank you very much to all the Mobilizers who gave these candidates the Pledge! Let's keep mobilizing in every way we can — elections are just one tactic among many for our movement.

Sincerely,
Ezra

 

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Republished in Daily Kos.

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