"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."
"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
“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…”
“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…”
“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)”