Gore to launch voter registration effort, including a speaking tour of U.S. college campuses, to encourage students to get out the vote in 2020
Washington, DC (February 18, 2020) – Today, former Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Action Fund announced the launch of Vote Your Future: Vote Climate, a national campaign to drive voter registration and turnout and rally support for climate action in the lead-up to the 2020 elections.
In support of the campaign, Vice President Gore will visit a series of college campuses throughout the year to speak with students about the climate crisis and encourage them to prioritize climate action at the ballot box.
Mr. Gore’s tour will kick off on February 19 with a visit to Texas Southern University in Houston. Future campus tour dates and locations will be announced in the coming weeks.
“With Mother Nature speaking out ever more loudly and clearly, more and more Americans are calling for leadership on the climate crisis,” said Vice President Gore. “We are at a political tipping point, thanks in large part to Greta Thunberg and millions of other young people speaking truth to power. With the courage and moral clarity they bring to the climate movement, and the power of grassroots organizing behind them, young people will, I’m confident, be a driving force for climate action this November.”
Vote Your Future: Vote Climate will be managed by the Climate Reality Action Fund and will focus its voter registration and get out the vote efforts on several key states – Texas, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada. Alongside a broad network of allies and supporters, the campaign will organize, educate, and activate voters to support bold, ambitious climate solutions and candidates at every level of government up and down the ballot on Election Day.
The Climate Reality Action Fund is affiliated with The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by Vice President Gore in 2006 to catalyze solutions to the climate crisis. Since its inception in 2007, The Climate Reality Project has trained more than 21,000 Climate Reality Leaders from 152 countries around the world.
To learn more about the Climate Reality Action Fund, please visit: https://www.climaterealityactionfund.org/.
ABOUT CLIMATE REALITY ACTION FUND
The Climate Reality Action Fund is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Using targeted public advocacy campaigns through grassroots organizing and lobbying, the Action Fund represents a commitment to the bold action necessary to solve the climate crisis. Affiliated with The Climate Reality Project, the Action Fund helps people see and confront the reality of the climate crisis and call on our leaders to take action. We stand up to denial, press for solutions, and spread the truth about climate change. Together, we are igniting the moral courage in our leaders to solve the climate crisis.