“It’s about turnout, not persuasion.”
According to the nonpartisan, nonprofit Environmental Voter Project, 15.78 million environmentalists didn’t vote in the 2014 midterm elections and 10.1 million didn’t vote in the 2016 presidential election.
Sign the Environmental Voter Pledge. Environmental Voter Project will follow up with you and remind you to vote. If you’re reminded of your pledge to vote, your likelihood of voting dramatically increases.
According to Environmental Voter Project, there are 290,000 Georgia environmentalists who are currently unlikely to vote in 2018.
Polls show that voters consistently rank environmental issues among their lowest concerns in every election. This is a huge problem. Politicians want to win elections, and if environmental issues are a low priority for voters, they will be a low priority for policy makers. Yet polls also show that tens of millions of Americans strongly prioritize progressive environmental policies – the real problem is that these people do not vote. Indeed, even in recent nation-wide elections, over 15 million individually identifiable environmentalists have stayed at home on Election Day. Therefore, the key to getting powerful environmental policies in place might not be to persuade more Americans to be environmentalists; it may be as simple as getting more of our existing environmentalists to vote.
So sign the pledge and vote. And when you get your Georgia “I voted” sticker, don’t forget to #PostThePeach.
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