The most important decisions made on the environment are made by elected officials, so one of the most important things we can do to protect the environment is to elect pro-conservation candidates.
Since 2000, Georgia Conservation Voters has worked at the State Capitol to strengthen laws that safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state and our economic future. Our election work helps voters understand the environmental records of the candidates.
In 2010, 12 of our 13 endorsed legislative candidates won in the primary elections and 29 of our 32 candidates won in the general elections.
How the Endorsement Process Works: Questionnaire and Interview
Any candidate seeking a Georgia Conservation Voters Endorsement must first complete a comprehensive questionnaire. The questions cover a broad range of environmental issues that help us assess what kind of environmental leader candidates will be if elected.
After the questionnaire is reviewed, Georgia Conservation Voters conducts an interview with each candidate. We consider the candidate's record, experience, leadership skills, viability and input from local conservation leaders.
All endorsements are reviewed and finalized by the Georgia Conservation Voters Board of Directors.
What an Endorsement Means: Name Recognition and Campaign Support
Once a candidate has earned endorsement, the Georgia Conservation Voters Action Fund may support the campaign with staff time, volunteers and voter contact.
The Georgia Conservation Voters endorsement is sought by state level candidates in Georgia. That's because we are a highly credible source of information on candidates' environmental records. When we communicate with voters, they listen.
Why the Georgia Conservation Voters Endorsement Matters: Voter Education and Proven Success
The Georgia Conservation Voters endorsement is critical information voters can use to decide which candidates to trust. Most voters do not have the time to do in-depth research on the candidates - we do that important work for you.
Georgia Conservation Voters has a solid track record of winning, whether we are working to protect pro-conservation incumbents, elect pro-conservation candidates to vacant seats or replace anti-environmental incumbents with pro-conservation candidates.
In 2010, more than 90% of Georgia Conservation Voters endorsed candidates won.
Helping Georgia Conservation Voters is a critical investment that will leave a legacy of clean air, clean water and natural areas for future generations to enjoy. Click here to support our election work activities and donate to GCV Action Fund.
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