Looking Forward to 2014
"We want our children to live in an America that isn't burdened by debt, that isn't weakened by inequality, that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.
-- President Obama, November 6, 2012
In an election season that included record spending by special interests seeking to put profits before people, Americans chose leaders who will push for safe, sustainable, economically sound energy, keep our air and water free from pollutants, and protect our public lands from the devastation of over-mining. The Sierra Club helped make that possible.
2014 U.S. Sentate Races
Running our strongest, most diverse political program in history, the Sierra Club deployed a massive army and powerful online and on-theground campaigns that engaged your neighbors -- our members -- in every state in the union. If you were one of them, thank you. Whether you knocked on doors, worked a phone bank, participated in the "I'm Voting For" Facebook campaign, or wrote a check, you promoted leaders and policies that will address the climate crisis and create a sustainable clean energy economy for America.
This is a pivotal moment in the fight to stop climate change. The fossil fuel industry is on the ropes. Clean energy is on the rise. Extreme politicians and extreme weather, from the nationwide drought to Superstorm Sandy, have removed all doubt that the time for political resolve is now.
2014 Governors Races
In 2013, the Sierra Club will promote leaders who take bold action on climate and clean energy, and expose those who still choose toxic money over human health. Building on the credibility developed through our 2012 political work, we will support candidates and policies that:
- work to replace dirty, unhealthy coal plants with cleaner, safer wind and solar energy;
- fight to protect drinking water from fracking; and
- defend wildlands and wildlife from expanded oil and gas development.
We will embolden further, more aggressive action to fight climate change and promote clean energy. This momentum will carry through to 2016, when Sierra Club's army will once again mobilize to elect environmental champions in the White House, Congress, and legislatures in every state nationwide.