This wiki is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 project. Information comes from automatic research of public voting records and research by crowdsourcers and the wiki team. We intend for the information on its pages to be substantive, factual, objective, and fully sourced. As crowdsourcers review articles and consider adding information, please be aware that links to partisan ratings and analyses are permitted at Wikipedia but not here.
What if you knew what every current Senator and Assemblymember thinks, says, and does about climate change?
We're taking steps toward that goal
The ClimatePolitics ClimateCalifornia Wiki is an intense effort to provide a crowdsourced, community-moderated platform, with easily accessible, comprehensive, nonpartisan information on climate positions and actions of each California legislator. Citizens and voters gain a tool to encourage a greater focus on climate change in legislation and elections.
Our 501(c)3 project can equip voters to ask their legislators, "Where do you stand on climate?"
What does your California state legislator say and do about climate and clean energy? The launch of the ClimateCalifornia.info wiki is putting the answers in one place, with every CA legislators’ votes, tweets and public statements. Interested crowdsourcers/researchers are collecting relevant statements of Senate and Assembly members in one convenient nonpartisan, objective reference guide.
ClimateCalifornia.info is the second wiki from the team that in 2016 created the ClimateCongress wiki, which Bill McKibben called “A useful resource.” It’s a tool for citizens, climate organizations, media, policy analysts, and other stakeholders.
With much progress on climate moving from federal to state levels, the initiatives of California, a longtime policy leader, are in the spotlight. This wiki identifies key bills and offers frequent updates as legislation moves through committees. As we work to complete legislators’ profiles, we’re recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers who add crowdsourced information to votes and Tweets we harvest from public sources.
ClimateCalifornia is working with partners among organizations and coalitions focusing on climate, environmental justice, jobs, and health. The wiki is at ClimateCalifornia.info. Project and volunteer pages are at ClimateCalifornia.org. You can follow us on Twitter at ClimateCalifornia.
We've created a platform for California climate voters
The CaliforniaClimate wiki is a coalition project (initiated by the ClimateCongress Wikipedia Project team) to provide concise accurate information to a crowdsourced, community-moderated online encyclopedia, on the climate positions and actions of each California state legislator.
Volunteer! Help Research Your State Legislators' Position On Climate and raise public awareness about climate change.
Here's a sample profile profile, as of March 2017:
We research candidates by asking three questions
- What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?
- What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?
- What has the individual said about local and regional climate-related impacts and activities?
Current status of the ClimateCalifornia Wiki
The project is in pre-launch mode. Automated listing of past votes for incumbents is posted.
So far, 17 Assemblymembers and 1 Senator have been researched with crowdsourced help.
As we hear from you via social media and email (all via our companion Project site--see sidebar), and in comments or questions at the Discussion tab of the Help landing page, we'll explore other capabilities. Now it's time to use the power of crowdsourcing to add more research, spread the word, and help citizens and voters use this tool. Thanks for your support!
How you can help
This wiki at ClimateCalifornia.info is the place where the information is researched and hosted. To see what we have or start to contribute research, see the links on the top of the navigation bar.
You can learn more about ClimatePolitics at ClimatePolitics.org. To help get the word out, connect with us on social media, or join our team, see the lower set of links below on the navigation bar.
We invite you to contribute to our research about CA Senators and Assemblypeople. We're looking especially for volunteers , including people with substantial experience as Wikimedians, editing, and helping others become active members of that community.
Please tell everyone what we're doing. We hope you can contribute to the project.