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Yes! We beat Trump! Here’s what’s next.

Joe Biden won! Donald Trump lost! We have a declared victor. So go ahead and exhale. We can celebrate! The political victory isn’t complete, of course. We still have a chance to win the US Senate (thank you Georgia runoffs!). But HOLY COW we already won the biggest prize. The “climate arsonist” Donald Trump is …

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Announcing our first-ever presidential endorsement: Joe Biden

By Mike Tidwell, Director In our seven-year history, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund has never endorsed a candidate for public office. We’ve always remained non-partisan. Until today.  Vice President Joe Biden called Donald Trump a “climate arsonist” last week. The President denies the basic science of climate change even as four million …

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BREAKING: CCAN Action Fund Endorses Joe Biden, First-Ever Candidate Endorsement

CCAN Action Fund Supports Joe Biden, Calls on Other Groups to Oppose Trump Now In first-ever political endorsement, Director Mike Tidwell says: “No one can sit out this election. The stakes are too high. Every nonprofit that can legally endorse Biden, must do so now.”   TAKOMA PARK, MD – For the first time in …

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Vote By Mail: Use this to combat misinformation

The recent attacks on the United States Postal Service have caused such confusion and anxiety around voting by mail. Some people have been convinced that voting by mail leads to fraud (spoiler alert: that’s not true). Others are just worried that, due to the slowdown of the USPS, our votes won’t be counted if we …

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Honking cars parade past MD Gov. Hogan’s house to protest voter suppression, challenging his national profile

Dozens of Cars Parade Past Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s House to Protest Voter Suppression AND to Honor the Life of John Lewis Wednesday noon event denounces Hogan plan for in-person voting during COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring faith leaders, students, civil rights advocates, elected officials, and fair elections leaders ANNAPOLIS, MD – In a sign of the …

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“Don’t trade liability relief for a carbon price” Says House Blueprint on climate

For Immediate Release: Contact: Jamie DeMarco, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, jamie@chesapeakeclimate.org, 443-845-5601 Language in the Select Committee’s report is the latest milestone in growing opposition in Congress to giving fossil fuel companies liability relief  WASHINGTON, D.C. – House leadership embraced the message of making polluters pay in the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ report. On …

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This Earth Month: Take these 4 local steps while you “think globally”

By Mike Tidwell I used to be a globe-hopping environmental activist. I went to climate change conferences in Montreal and Copenhagen. I travelled regionally, too, to Richmond and Annapolis, to harangue legislators. The travel made me part of the pollution problem, of course. But I bought “carbon offsets” to compensate, saving Amazon rainforests.  Now, like …

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BREAKING: Virginia Clean Economy Act Signed Into Law

RICHMOND, VA — The oldest deliberative body in the Western Hemisphere made a new kind of history today. With climate change impacts growing worldwide and scientists saying we’re almost out of time, the Virginia General Assembly leaped into national leadership on climate policy with passage of the “Virginia Clean Economy Act” (SB 851). Now, Governor …

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Maryland General Assembly ended three weeks early — what does that mean for climate action?

Coronavirus is climate change on warp speed These are trying times.  Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the Maryland General Assembly ended their 2020 legislative session last night — three weeks earlier than planned.  We are thankful that our lawmakers are taking the necessary steps to “flatten the curve,” and that they were able …

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