Sunday, October 22, 2006

Update: Candidates Now on the Record

On the record

We've put 607 candidates on the record!

Amazing! Truly Amazing!

Thanks to the extraordinary help of our Action Network, we've put 607 Congressional candidates on the record on global warming, including at least one candidate in 225 of the 435 House races and 31 of the 33 Senate races.

But that still leaves scores of opportunities to get even more candidates on the record.

You can help us promote this campaign. Ask your candidates where they stand.

So far, 51% of the candidates support a national cap on global warming pollution compared with less than 16% of the candidates who still doubt the science.

That means 84% of the candidates are either with us already or open to solutions on global warming. This makes our job very clear – get all the persuadable candidates to vote with us next year.

The extraordinary results of this campaign prove two powerful truths:

  • First, as we already knew, the Environmental Defense Action Network is a force to be reckoned with in our efforts to pass a national cap on global warming pollution!

  • Second, there is clear and growing momentum among national leaders to finally take meaningful action to fight global warming.

But even with momentum on our side, we must keep up the pressure. There's still time to make sure every Congressional candidate hears from us on global warming.

Here are two steps you can take right now:

  1. Put your candidate on the record - It's not too late to get your Congressional candidates on the record. Every candidate we get on the record now is someone we can strategically reach out to when the new Congress is sworn in next year.
  2. Take our survey - We'd like to get you on the record, too. Where does global warming rank as an electoral issue for you?

These are critical times for the future of our planet. No matter the results of the election in a few weeks, we have our work cut out to pass a meaningful bill with a mandatory national cap on global warming pollution.

One thing's for sure, with you and the rest of our online Action Network in our corner, we've got a powerful grassroots team ready to keep the pressure on. With your help, I have no doubt that we'll win this fight.

Thank you for everything you do,

Steve Cochran
Director, Global Warming Campaign

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