John-Kerry-300x300“We need a grassroots movement, we need Americans to be demanding of public officials that we have a responsible energy policy.”

Secretary of State John Kerry in documentary Years of Living Dangerously, Season 1, Episode 4, 2014



“As a parent or a grandparent, I cannot consciously accept the dangers of climate change for my family or yours.”Jay-Inslee-300x300

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Inaugural Speech 2013




Jay Faison“I always felt a little alone out there as a Republican, and so I started ClearPath to create a dialogue around this in a way that hadn’t been done before and sort of be part of the solution,” Faison said in an interview, adding he’d like to see the party’s candidates debate the solutions to climate change, not the science. “We think that there are real Republican solutions to the problem.”

Jay Faison in a Politico article titled Republican pledges $175 million to push party on climate: A North Carolina executive is pouring his own money into trying to sway people in the GOP to take global warming seriously. By Darren Goode, June

Read more about what Jay Faison is doing to fight climate change.


“Of course it’s a danger—the science is very clear. But it’s also an incredible free-enterprise opportunity, because why do we have to be dependent on these stinky fuels? Why can’t we Bob-Inglis-300x300have cleaner air? Why can’t we have distributed energy systems that light up the world with more energy, more mobility, and more freedom? Why can’t we?”

Former Congressman from South Carolina and Evangelical Christian, Bob Inglis in the article , This Man is America’s Best Hope for Near-Term Climate Action: He’s a Republican by Eric Holthaus

 Read more about the former Congressman’s efforts to get fellow Republicans to accept the science of climate change.



Protests-300x300“One big common theme: The need to broaden and diversify the climate movement, bringing in low-income communities, people of color, and other groups that haven’t traditionally been engaged in green causes. The People’s Climate March in New York City in September was impressively diverse, and climate leaders want to build on that.”

Grist Website: “Here’s What Climate Activists should do in 2015” January 15, 2015



“Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, said the agreement [Paris Climate Deal] would kick off a new wave of activism targeted against big carbon reserves.” bmckibben1

From the article How U.S. negotiators made the Paris climate deal Republican-proof

By Suzanne Goldenberg on December 14, 2015




Older Lady“Few things strike fear into the hearts of politicians like a disgruntled grandparent entering a voting booth. Seniors wield immense political power in the United States, a fact made plain by their voting record. In the 2014 midterm elections, a year of historically low voter turnout, nearly 59 percent of adults aged 65 and older pulled the lever on Election Day. Just 23 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds bothered to do the same. It’s numbers like these that have made Social Security and Medicare the third rail of American politics.”

Jeremy Deaton – Guest Contributor, Think Progress Website,