Empowering young voters to build a healthier climate and economy
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Climate pollution harms the environment and the economy — and young people will bear the greatest burden of the impacts. Clean & Prosperous America’s mission is to unite our country in support of economic growth policies that enhance the health and safety of our citizens and the environment. Today’s challenges show that a healthy environment is essential to economic growth. Stubborn adherence to old technologies and fossil fuels is accelerating climate change and restricting economic growth. CaPA intends to change that. That’s why we are making young peoples’ voices heard.
We believe that a future with a healthy climate and a future with a healthy economy are not mutually exclusive. With the right leadership at local and national levels, we believe it’s possible to achieve net-zero carbon emissions while building a healthy and sustainable economy.
CaPA’s primary tactic for enhancing youth civic engagement is supporting community-led organizations with financial and non-financial resources to boost their ability to engage voters. CaPA believes in supporting on-the-ground organizations with high cultural competency and established acceptance within their community to make peer to peer and relational connections.
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CaPA has enjoyed fruitful collaborations with these large, strategically important organizations to encourage and equip young voters to be more civically engaged and supportive of environmental policies and leaders at state and national levels.
North Carolina Asian Americans Together
“CaPA’s support has enabled NCAAT to support youth-led organizing activities from phone and text banks that have mobilized 21,860 young people to vote to social media outreach and campaigns that have generated 9,800 engagements. CaPA’s support has enabled us to provide an enriching experience for interns and youth networks this year.”
Southwest Georgia Project For Community Education
“Due to the generosity of Clean & Prosperous America during the 2020-2021 runoff election, the Southwest Georgia Project could extend its reach and impact to include more communities across the rural south with canvassing, phone-banking, postcard mailing, and Get Out The Vote “Souls to the Polls” events.”
Tucson Climate Jubilee
“CAPA’s grant support, both monetarily and through messaging resources, crucially assisted Tucson Climate Jubilee in understanding motivating messaging for young people in Arizona, and subsequently activating suburban, rural, and indigenous youth voters through text messaging campaigns and direct mutual aid. CAPA’s support also helped our members understand direct contact tools and learn more about the data collection process.”
“Because of CaPA funding, Forward Montana hired a team of six organizers who assisted in calling and texting over 70,000 young Montanans. This addition of a Get Out The Vote team was a “first” for our organization and allowed us to expand our reach to every county in Montana.”
Piedmont Environmental Alliance
“CaPA’s support was instrumental to Piedmont Environmental Alliance’s new voter education and mobilization programs this year and helped lay the groundwork for our strategic expansion into the advocacy realm. We also learned from the other CaPA grant recipients and CaPA staff about creative, new tactics to mobilize voters and action.”
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
“CaPA’s support allowed ITCA to conduct trainings and webinars for tribal youth councils across Arizona that provided the knowledge and skills to conduct civic engagement efforts in their communities. With these webinars, tribal youth councils have additional tools to help them organize campaigns specific to their communities.”
Sierra Club Georgia
“Volunteer engagement was a huge success for us, both in the general election and the runoff. Now, many of those same volunteers are moving into our 2021 legislative lobbying efforts. We wouldn’t have been able to recruit, train, educate or staff any of these volunteers without CaPA’s grant funding.”
“CaPA’s grant added additional capacity to our existing programs by enabling us to expand the number of hours our student organizers were working in key demographics. Specifically, it allowed us to offer unlimited working hours to our student organizers during Get Out The Vote. This enabled them to participate in both election protection programs, and Get Out The Vote “chase” programs.”