What Now? How to Say Informed & Prepared to Take Action in the Wake of Election Results

Following the close of a long election season, much is still uncertain. In the coming months, we’ll begin to learn more about the shifts made to policies focusing on climate change, conservation and social justice. As the conversations start to take place, it is imperative that we stay informed and prepared to advocate for what’s right. Below is a list of partners we know & trust. We encourage to follow along and stay informed:

Environmental Health & Climate

  • The Climate Reality Project is working to create a critical mass of activists to build momentum and support for a global commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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  • 350.org, founded along with author Bill McKibben, facilitates global grassroots actions on climate change.
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  • Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
  • The Breast Cancer Fund works to connect the dots between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments. The organization helps transform how our society thinks about and uses chemicals and radiation, with the goal of preventing breast cancer and sustaining health and life.
  • Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE) defines the environment as the places people live, work, and play. WVE is calling on Congress to pass the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act to require cleaning product manufacturers to disclose all the ingredients they use in their products directly on the product label.
  • The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition represents more than 11 million individuals and includes parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists, and businesses from across the nation.
  • The Environmental Working Group's mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. EWG's groundbreaking research has changed the debate over environmental health. EWG's team of scientists, policy experts, lawyers, communication experts and programmers has been committed to make sure someone is standing up for public health when government and industry won't.
  • Healthy Child Healthy World, powered by Environmental Working Group, empowers parents to take action and protect children from harmful chemicals. Healthy Child Healthy World creates targeted educational resources so parents and caregivers can make informed decisions to protect the health and development of our most precious resource--our children.
  • The Sierra Club  is the nation's largest grassroots environmental organization. They’ve worked to protect millions of acres of wilderness through helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. They’ve also lead the charge toward shifting to a clean energy economy.
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends – through combining the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe.
  • The scientists and engineers behind the Union of Concerned Scientists develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.

Social Justice

  • Indigenous Environmental Network A strong partner in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, IEN focuses on building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.
  • Friends of Ganondagan works to protect the Ganondagan State Historic Site and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history, culture and living traditions it is a known resource for. Located in Victor, New York, it is the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to Native Americans (1987), and the only Seneca town developed and interpreted in the United States.
  • Founded in 2004, Hip Hop Caucus is a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.
  • The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. By inspiring, educating and engaging individuals and communities, the organization strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and works to achieve fundamental fairness and equality for all.