The Environmental Voter Project has one simple aim: to persuade environmentally passionate people to vote. Statistics show that many of them don’t. This has effects, not only on the outcome of elections, but on policy decisions. Politicians shape their agendas around the concerns of reliable voters.
The EVP targets twelve states where turnout among environmentalists is particularly poor, reaching out to them through texting and phone calls. This is strictly nonpartisan. The EVP never endorses candidates or supports initiatives on the ballot. They simply offer information and encouragement.
On Wednesday, August 5, the EVP will be sending 500,000 text messages to Florida residents to urge them to sign up for vote-by-mail. Our Conference Environmental Justice Team has made a commitment to send 25,000 of them. This is a prelude to the millions of potential voters we’ll reach out to in the fall. We’d really welcome your help! It’s easy and fun – and it really makes a difference. Please share this invitation with your churches. Training will be offered on August 3 and 4. If you think you might be interested, email me for more information: roberta.rominger@