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For your convenience this table includes Texas politicians who are running for US Senate in the 2018 election
|Ted Cruz (US-Senate)||US Senate, TX|
|Beto O’Rourke (US-House)||US Senate, TX|
What if you knew what Texas elected officials and candidates think, say, and do about climate change?
We're taking steps toward that goal
The ClimatePolitics ClimateTexas 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 Texas legislator and candidate. 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?"
We're Still in Pre-Launch
What do your Texas state legislators say and do about climate and clean energy? The Climate Texas wiki will putting the answers in one place, collecting votes, tweets and public statements. Interested crowdsourcers/researchers will add relevant statements in one convenient nonpartisan, objective reference guide.
Our first research will start with wiki articles on Senate incumbent Ted Cruz and candidate Beto O'Rourke plus TX-07 Representative John Culberson and the winner of the May 22 runoff.
ClimateTexas comes from the team that in 2016 created what became the ClimatePolitics wiki, which Bill McKibben called “A useful resource.” It's a tool for citizens, climate organizations, media, policy analysts, and other stakeholders.
As progress on climate moves from federal to state levels, in Texas we'll focus first on incumbents and candidates for one U.S. Senate and 36 U.S House seats. We'd like to do the same for the 31 State Senators and 150 State Representatives.
We hope to partner on ClimateTexas with organizations and coalitions focusing on climate, environmental justice, jobs, and health. See links to the parent project wiki and volunteer pages at [httpa://www.ClimatePolitics.org ClimatePolitics.org]. You can follow us on Twitter at ClimatePolitic.
Volunteer! Help Research Your State Legislators' Position On Climate and raise public awareness about climate change.
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 ClimateTexas Wiki
The project is in pre-launch mode. Automated listings of past votes for incumbents are posted.
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 climatepolitics.info/wiki/ClimateTexas 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. We're looking especially for volunteers . We welcome people with experience at Wikipedia, editing, and helping others become active members of that community.
Please tell others what we're doing. We hope you can contribute to the project.
Thank you in advance for all you do for a healthy planet.