A few weeks ago, we encouraged you to reach out to your candidates and ask them where they stand on clean energy. Have you done it?
Gubernatorial candidates recently answered questions about climate change during a debate, but have you heard from candidates running for the Maine Legislature where they stand? What about candidates for Congress? There’s no better time to reach out to all of them, so please ask them.
Some people have asked us why we’re not just providing this information. Here’s why:
We don’t know where all the candidates stand, and communicating with all of your candidates lets you hear directly from them about their positions and plans. Plus, it allows you to ask the questions you want answered, and it offers a great way for you to develop a relationship with those who may represent you in Augusta.
So, if you haven’t already, here are some questions we encourage you to ask your candidates:
- Do you accept the scientific consensus that burning fossil fuels is having significant negative impacts on our climate and oceans?
- What’s your plan for reducing climate-changing pollution?
- What’s your plan for making Maine businesses and homes more energy efficient?
- What clean energy policies will you promote if elected?
- What will you do to help promote clean energy jobs in Maine?
If you have other questions, you should ask those, too. You can do so at candidate forums, meet-and-greets, or by reaching out to your candidates individually. You can find out who those candidates are by contacting your city or town clerk. They can even send you a sample ballot via mail or email.
We hope you will take the time to learn more about those who are seeking to represent you in Augusta and in Congress, too.
NRCM Climate and Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator