While votes are counted, we’ll plan to push forward

2020 election map

This electoral map from ABC News shows results are still outstanding from key battleground states.

By Flannery Winchester

Election Day itself is now over, but the votes from decisive battleground states are still being tallied. Though we don’t yet know the exact political landscape we’re heading into next year, one thing is certain: CCL will continue to push for the national climate legislation our world desperately needs. 

“We’ve always said the solution to climate change is democracy, and democracy is playing out right now as states count all their votes,” said CCL’s Executive Director Mark Reynolds. “No matter what happens, I’m proud of everything our CCL community has done to encourage climate voters to cast their ballots in this election.”

We should know the final election results by the time of our Dec. 5th conference, “United We Move.” At that event, CCL’s Director of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter will be able to share key elements of CCL’s strategy to advance climate legislation in 2021. Will you join us? Register here.

As emotions run high in the coming days, we invite you to keep in mind Braver Angels’ “With Malice Toward None” pledge. It reads:

“Regardless of how the election turns out, I will not hold hate, disdain, or ridicule for those who voted differently from me. Whether I am pleased or upset about the outcome, I will seek to understand the concerns and aspirations of those who voted differently and will look for opportunities to work with people with whom I disagree.”

We’ll see you on Dec. 5 to plan out our next steps toward major climate legislation. No matter what, we’ll take those steps together.

Flannery Winchester has put her words to work for magazines, for marketing agencies, and now for our earth as CCL's Communications Director. She is grateful to spend every day working to preserve this beautiful planet.