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What if you knew what your federal, state and local officials think, say, and do do about climate change?
We're taking steps toward that goal
ClimatePolitics.info, with current info for ClimateCongress and ClimateCalifornia, are efforts to add to an independent wiki, and eventually to Wikipedia, easily accessible, comprehensive, nonpartisan information on climate positions and actions of elected and appointed officials. Citizens and voters will gain a tool to encourage a greater focus on climate change in elections and afterwards.
Our 501(c)3 project can equip voters to ask their representatives, "Where do you stand on climate?"
We've created a platform for climate voters
The ClimatePolitics wiki is a coalition effort (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 elected officials, and, during election cycles, candidates for office.
Here's a sample profile profile, as of March 2017:
We research officials 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?
The ClimatePolitics Project started with a platform for U.S. and California climate voters
Spinning off from our project on U.S. Senators and Representatives, we next focused on members of the California Senate and Assembly. We're recruiting organizational partners, sponsors, and crowdsourcers to research officials. We're thinking big: we aim to expand to other states, and we want to cover more local officials and regulatory boards.
As we hear from you via social media and email, and in comments or questions at the Discussion tab of the Crowdsourcer 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 ClimatePolitics.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 left-side navigation bar.
The Project itself is at ClimatePolitics.org. To learn more, get the word out on social media, or join our team, see the lower set of links on the navigation bar.
We invite you to contribute to our research. We're looking for volunteers. To get started, look at the left-side links to Key bills for legislation we focus on, and take a look at our Crowdsourcer help pages. Please tell friends and colleagues what we're doing.
And we hope you can contribute to the project. Thank you in advance for all you do for a healthy planet.
The ClimatePolitics Team.