Why It Matters:
We're facing an existential threat: climate change. Two-thirds of American adults agree with this statement, yet 139 members of Congress—who are paid by special interests and the fossil fuel industry—publicly dispute its existence. Fair, open elections would stop gaping disconnects like these and yield laws that reflect the will of the American people, as they should in a functioning democracy.
The people who bear the brunt of climate change and unchecked pollution often struggle to exercise their voting rights and affect change that matters in their communities because the political system suppresses their voices.