GA03Map

All U.S. congressional districts, including the 3rd Congressional district of Georgia (GA03), are holding midterm elections on November 6, 2018.

Below are the GA03 candidates challenging incumbent Drew Ferguson (R). See the candidates’ positions on climate change, below, and in the May 22nd primary and November 6th general elections—vote climate!

 


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Chuck Enderlin (D) – Primary Winner

Enderlin addresses climate change in his position statement on the environment:

ENVIRONMENT
Chuck has received the endorsement of the Sustainable Politician Project because he understands the greatest external threat to the United States: Earth’s changing environment. Regardless of the various terminology used, the reality is that our planet faces uncertainty from the disruption to Earth’s long-term climate. We must address this immediately.

Economically, changing agriculture patterns will alter population centers and global trade. As once abundant resources dwindle, conflicts will break out in previously peaceful areas. Infrastructure will have to be rebuilt to accommodate changing temperatures, sea states, and energy needs. At present, the United States military is making plans for the future abandonment of Naval Station Norfolk due to rising sea levels.

Addressing the issue will require collaboration from business, government, activists, and every citizen of this country. The United States must maintain a carbon tax, hold to the promises we made in the Paris Agreement, and move towards more sustainable energy sources. We cannot afford to fail in this effort, but only unity will bring us success.

 


Endorsement from Sustainable Politician Project

Not only does Chuck recognize climate change, he believes that if we don’t change how we treat the environment now, that in the future, we will be fighting over the resources that were once plentiful… He believes that everyone joining together to help clean up our environment is the only way we can make a difference.

 


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Rusty Oliver (D)

Oliver addresses climate change in his position statement on the environment:

Environment
West Georgia expects clean air and clean water and that’s what I’ll fight for.

Climate change is a reality with very tangible and dangerous effects on our National Security and the existence of communities along the Nation’s 100,000 miles of shoreline. I believe in the right to breathe clean air and have clean water for every American.

I will work to fix the regulatory rollbacks that have damaged years of work and the measurable improvement of the health of children, women, and men at home and in the workplace. I will protect the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers and their watersheds as well as the lakes of West Georgia that provide drinking water, recreation, and power to the 3rd District. I will continue to promote the conservation of lands that protect life and support those organizations whose stated goal is to protect our natural resources while promoting the increased use of those public lands for the enjoyment of, and appreciation by all.


There’s more on Oliver and the environment on his website:

Rusty is a highly-informed and innovative science professional, with 21 years of experience engaging high school students in science studies. He has guided hundreds of students in developing practical knowledge and experience in the areas of environmental, life, and physical science. His background as an endangered species biologist, and his extensive knowledge of North American ecology and federal lands, has contributed significant value to private and federal stakeholder initiatives.

 


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Philip Singleton (R)

Singleton does not have a position statement on climate change.

 


Our members of Congress are in the best position to solve climate change. Know where your candidates stand on climate change—and vote climate!