What we consider in issuing endorsements: First and foremost, a candidate's public statements regarding climate change. Do you mention specific climate change action in your stump speech? Did you show up at a People's Climate March? Do you have a thoughtful statement on your website? We also look at viability, although we will back longshots when we find a compelling reason to do so.

We do not endorse mediocre Democrats, no matter how vehemently a Republican opponent may deny climate science. We only endorse when we are convinced that the candidate will commit to strong climate action in Congress.

We like primaries.

Climate Hawks Vote does not accept contributions from fossil-fuel corporations, executives, or lobbyists. We are a federal Super PAC, which means that we are an independent expenditure committee and can't endorse in state/local races. We do network with others on the lookout for climate hawks who can think globally and lead locally.

View our winning 2014 endorsement record.

Exxon Knew. Vote Ted Lieu.

Exxon Knew - Vote Ted Lieu.    Continue reading

Endorsement: Brian Schatz for Senate

“It is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and human activity significantly contributes to climate change.” Continue reading

Endorsement: Salud Carbajal for CA-24

Fracking matters. Political courage matters. Thus, Climate Hawks Vote endorses Salud Carbajal in California’s 24th Congressional District, covering Santa Barbara and adjacent counties. Continue reading

Endorsement: Sellus Wilder for U.S. Senate

We’re delighted to endorse a remarkably honest progressive who sees the irreversible decline of the coal industry -- in Kentucky. Continue reading

Endorsement: Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

One word explains why we’re endorsing Kamala Harris for US Senate in California: Exxon.  Continue reading

Endorsement: Jamie Raskin, Maryland's 8th Congressional District

We’re delighted to endorse Jamie Raskin for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. Jamie Raskin is a true climate hawk. “Climate change isn’t just an issue. It is the entire context in which we have to make all our public policy decisions.” Continue reading

Endorsement: Shaugnessy Naughton for PA-08

At Climate Hawks Vote, we stand for science. We’re delighted to endorse scientist Shaughnessy Naughton for Pennsylvania’s Eighth District, an open seat north of Philadelphia. She’s running as a Democrat, a small business owner, and a champion of climate science.   Continue reading

Endorsement: Rob Hogg for US Senate

We are proudly endorsing Rob Hogg for US Senate against Iowa's incumbent Republican Chuck Grassley.     Continue reading

Endorsement: Nanette Barragan in CA-44

June 10, 2015: We’re excited to announce our first endorsement of 2016 - Nanette Barragán, issuing a bold primary challenge to Big Oil in California’s 44th Congressional district.   Continue reading