Massachusetts has a number of environmental advocacy organizations working to fight climate change and elect candidates o our State House that put climate first. As we confront the impacts of climate change, we must support leaders at all levels of government that prioritize our public health, invest in the clean energy economy, and protect our environment. This website aggregates the endorsements of five of the leading environmental organizations in the state in order to help voters identify candidates who are committed to leading on environmental issues. Each organizations’ endorsement process is different and not every candidate applies for every endorsement, but we hope our combined efforts can highlight candidates that will fight to protect our air, land, and water. Read more about each organization and their endorsement process below.
The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund is a state environmental advocacy organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds elected officials accountable, and works to build the political power of the environmental community. They seek to build the environmental community through a political strategy that supports public officials who protect the environment and through elevating environmental issues, even on the agenda of those who support this work. Learn more about the ELM Action Fund at www.elmaction.org . For a full list of ELM Action Fund endorsements, visit www.elmaction.org/elections/2020-election/.
The Massachusetts Sierra Club is the state chapter of the largest, oldest, and most influential environmental grassroots organization in the country. With a small staff supporting volunteer leaders and over 100,000 members and supporters across the state, they are volunteer-driven with a mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the planet; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives. They push for a just transition to an equitable clean energy economy, advocate for efficient, clean transportation for all, work to reduce toxic pollution and to move toward zero waste, fight back against threats to our communities, health and environment, and believe in helping people explore and enjoy the natural world. Learn more about the Massachusetts Sierra Club at www.sierraclub.org/massachusetts. For a full list of Massachusetts Sierra Club endorsements, visit www.sierraclub.org/massachusetts/2020-endorsements.
Sunrise Movement Boston The Boston hub of the Sunrise Movement is part of a national youth movement to end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel money in politics and elect true climate leaders. Sunrise is building an army of young people to stop climate change, and create millions of good jobs in the process. They unite to make climate change an urgent priority across this country, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people. Learn more about Sunrise Movement Boston at www.facebook.com/SunriseBoston.
Clean Water Action believes everything is interconnected: clean water, good health, a stable climate, a healthy environment, economic well-being, a robust democracy, and justice for all—especially the most vulnerable among us. Clean Water Action aims to makes these basic rights and values central to all of their work. In Massachusetts, Clean Water Action is leading the way towards safe drinking water for all; clean energy and climate justice; zero waste; and healthy homes, workplaces and communities. Learn more about Clean Water Action at www.cleanwateraction.org/states/massachusetts. For a full list of Clean Water Action endorsements, visit www.cleanwateraction.org/features/massachusetts-endorsements-voting-guide.
350 Mass Action is a statewide volunteer network working to address the escalating climate crisis by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and moving our world to a 100% clean, sustainable, and just energy future. Since their founding in 2016, their primary focus has been electing progressive climate champions and eliminating the influence of fossil fuel special interests over our political process. They help create the political will for government to take needed action by holding elected officials accountable, organizing public education and mobilizations, pushing for candidate pledges campaigns, supporting ballot questions, participating in corporate- and government-focused direct action campaigns, endorsing and supporting candidates for political office, and other activities. and for political office. Learn more about 350 Mass Action at www.betterfutureaction.org/. For a full list of 350 Mass Action endorsements, www.betterfutureaction.org/our_endorsements.