The 2024 election has begun!!!
Whoa whoa whoa, hold your horses — we checked the calendar and 2023 is up first.
Since last week's big Senate win in Georgia, we have seen the tweets proclaiming 2024 is here. But at Climate Cabinet, we know that 2023 is not an off year for climate elections.
In 2023, we have huge opportunities to elect climate leaders to key municipal offices nationwide, and to win back the pro-climate legislative majority that made Virginia a leader in the South. The margins are small and the consequences are big. In 2021, just 694 votes cost climate champions the majority in the Virginia legislature, putting advocates on defense for the past year. Getting back on track in 2023 starts now.
What's more, when we elect great climate leaders to state and local office, we are electing the next generation of leadership. We are thrilled to see Climate Slate candidates like Andres Cano, Darrin Camilleri, Athena Hollins, and Mitzi Epstein chosen by their peers for legislative leadership positions. Their new positions will allow them to more effectively push for climate policy now and in the future. We're also excited to see former Climate Slate candidate Rep. Summer Lee step into Congress!
This is what building the bench looks like — and this is why we can't wait to announce our 2023 Climate Slate leaders over the coming weeks and months. Keep reading to learn more about a major win in Louisiana, our Virginia accountability work, and rising Climate Cabinet stars.
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