CLIMATE CABINET ACTION


Helping local leaders run, win, and legislate on the climate crisis.

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THE CLIMATE CABINET SCORECARD


The first national tool to hold state legislators accountable for their climate voting records.


Americans are ready for climate action. But we can't tackle the climate crisis without state leadership. With the Climate Cabinet Scorecard, it's easy to see who is fighting for progress - and who is blocking it.

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Scorecard Map

Select a state, chamber, and district in the dropdown menus below to view the Climate Cabinet Score and voting history of the current incumbent.

Highest Scoring Legislators

Representative Stephanie Stahl Hamilton

Climate Cabinet Score: 100%. Read more.

Delegate Joshua Cole

Climate Cabinet Score: 100%. Read more.

Who We Are

Climate Cabinet Action began as a volunteer-based team in 2018, when a Texas state legislature candidate asked for climate talking points and policy solutions that were relevant to her district. We realized that this need was not unique: many candidates want to run on strong climate platforms but don’t have the time to simultaneously run a full-time campaign and do cutting-edge policy analysis. Thus, Climate Cabinet Action was born.

Climate Cabinet Action has supported candidates and pushed climate on the campaign trail in three campaign cycles, including 2018 state legislature races, 2019 presidential primaries, and 2020 state and congressional races. In 2020, we worked with 100 campaigns. On average, these campaigns more than doubled their climate-related social media engagement after our outreach.

Since then, we've continued building momentum for climate action through candidate engagement and accountability.

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What We Do

Think of us as a climate campaign staffer - at scale. We deliver local climate talking points, messaging, policy solutions, and incumbent voting records for any district in the US.

Through early, proactive outreach, strategic engagement, and accountability campaigns - we're ensuring that a just, job-creating clean energy transition is a priority for decisionmakers at the state and local level.


We focus on climate solutions as they interact with other critical issues:

Jobs & Economic Growth

Investing in a clean energy economy will create jobs and help our communities thrive.

Public Health

Cleaning up our air means protecting our health - a fact which is more apparent than ever as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Racial justice

Communities of color are disproportionately burdened with the toxic facilities that power our society. We are working towards a clean, healthy future for everyone.

We're currently providing campaign support for the following regions:

U.S. House of Representatives
Texas State Legislature
Colorado State Legislature
North Carolina State Legislature
New Jersey State Legislature
Virginia House of Delegates

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Testimonials

"The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time, and we can't wait any longer to respond in a way that meets the scale of this crisis. Americans overwhelmingly support action to protect our air and water for future generations, and every candidate up and down the ballot needs a plan and the tools to win the debate over the future of our planet.

Climate Cabinet is helping candidates rise to meet this challenge. I was proud to run for office as a clean energy advocate, I encourage anyone seeking office to do the same."

Congressman Mike Levin

“Until Climate Cabinet reached out to us, we weren’t going to make climate change part of our campaign – not because we didn’t care, but because it’s difficult to find climate information that’s relevant to our district. Now, climate is a key part of our platform. Climate Cabinet has helped us integrate climate into our strategy to win.”

Danny Diaz, Campaign Manager, Sara Stapleton Barrera for TX SD 27

Publications

Collaboration with Beto O’Rourke: An Open Letter on Climate to Texas (August 12, 2020)

“Dear Texas: We need state representatives who bring clean energy jobs to Texas — and tackle climate change at the same time. Three things have become clear: Texans are worried about climate change and want to see government action. Communities of color and low-income communities already bear the burden of environmental pollution — and will be hit hardest by a failure to solve the climate crisis. Climate solutions will revitalize our economy…”

Full REPORT:
Climate Cabinet Scorecard for State Legislators

The first national scorecard to hold state legislators accountable for their votes on important climate and environmental justice legislation.

September 2021.

Full REPORT:
Climate Cabinet Scorecard for State Legislators

The first national scorecard to hold state legislators accountable for their votes on important climate and environmental justice legislation.

September 2021.

Full REPORT:
Climate Cabinet Scorecard for State Legislators

The first national scorecard to hold state legislators accountable for their votes on important climate and environmental justice legislation.

September 2021.

On Twitter with Beto O’Rourke: Top 10 worst climate voters in Texas (August 12, 2020)

“Three years after Hurricane Harvey, it’s past time Texas elects leaders who will take climate change seriously - and create good-paying jobs while doing it. Luckily, 10 of the worst climate voters in the Texas House are running in flippable districts. (Thread)”

News & Media

Check out our recent news coverage:

CLIMATE CABINET PUBLICATIONS:The Climate Cabinet Scorecard - full Report

The first national scorecard to hold state legislators accountable for their votes on important climate and environmental justice legislation.

GRIST:Nine changemakers in the climate space share one lesson from a mentor that has guided their path.

Caroline Spears, Executive Director of Climate Cabinet, shares a lesson that helped her get started.

Red Lake Nation News:New scorecard ranks minnesota legislators on key climate votes

"St. Paul - MN350 Action, national Climate Cabinet Action group praise climate champions and call on climate laggards to step up."

Data journalism:In state legislatures, the partisan divide is deepening

"As a Republican with a superb environmental record, Senator Kip Bateman is a member of an increasingly endangered species..."

Quartz:Which US state legislators have the best records on climate-change policy?

"Climate Cabinet Action set out to analyze state politicians' votes on climate policy over the last six years. It evaluated more than 3,300 state legislators across 25 states..."

2021 Grist Fixers:
#Grist50: Caroline Spears

"She's bringing climate to a political platform near you. Caroline Spears heard wildly divergent things about climate change while growing up in Houston. The confusion sparked her curiosity and led her to solar finance, where she soon recognized the enormous power that states wield over clean energy."

One Breath Houston:We can't solve the climate crisis wthout state legislators

"Caroline Spears grew up in Houston, the oil and gas capital of the world. In 2018, a candidate running for election to the state legislature asked her for help talking with voters about climate action. Spears soon realized that many smaller, down-ballot campaigns needed that help..."

thE Great Battlefield Podcast: Fighting Climate change at the local level - with Caroline Spears

"Caroline Spears joins The Great Battlefield podcast to talk about her career fighting climate change and founding Climate Cabinet where they provide tech-enabled climate policy solutions to candidates across America."

New Media Ventures:Climate Cabinet Action Fund is one of 14 INvestees

"1400 applications. 100 interviews. 14 investments. Our 2020 portfolio is an investment in the future of the progressive movement. These outstanding leaders are developing infrastructure, building Black and Indigenous power, protecting our democracy, and transforming the local media landscape..."

Political Climate Podcast:Electing Climate Candidates

"How do you elect political candidates who will make tackling climate change a priority? In this episode, we speak to two groups attempting to figure that out and put climate change at the center of races up and down the ballot. In 2018, Caroline Spears launched the Climate Cabinet Action Fund to offer bespoke climate data, policy ideas and messaging suggestions to candidates and lawmakers. The organization currently focuses on the state level, where races are low-budget but highly consequential..."

CNN feature: New Climate Group Will Offer District-specific Policy 'menus' To Every Congressional Candidate

“As concern over climate change grows and high profile progressive political figures embrace ambitious ideas, candidates with limited resources and time are facing a new challenge: how to craft winning political messages tailored to their districts and backed by the most recent science, health and economic data…”

Collaboration with Beto O’Rourke: An Open Letter on Climate to Texas

“Dear Texas: We need state representatives who bring clean energy jobs to Texas — and tackle climate change at the same time. Three things have become clear: Texans are worried about climate change and want to see government action. Communities of color and low-income communities already bear the burden of environmental pollution — and will be hit hardest by a failure to solve the climate crisis. Climate solutions will revitalize our economy…”

On Twitter with Beto O’Rourke: Top 10 worst climate voters in Texas

“Three years after Hurricane Harvey, it’s past time Texas elects leaders who will take climate change seriously - and create good-paying jobs while doing it. Luckily, 10 of the worst climate voters in the Texas House are running in flippable districts. (Thread)”

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