How do I most effectively work for political change on global warming?
June 9, 2013 12:53 PM Subscribe
So I'm a Canadian citizen living in the US, which means I can't vote anywhere. But I still want to work for political change, on global warming in particular. I'm not trying to make myself feel good, I want to make a difference if possible through whatever legal and non-deceptive means are available to me (donations, volunteering, whatever). Help me find a way to do that.
posted by goingonit to Law & Government (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
In particular I am looking for organizations that actually care about climate change (e.g. they don't focus on preventing hydrofracking, ideally they'd be in favor of or at least neutral about nuclear power) and are actually looking for results -- I don't want to raise awareness or write letters to the editor of the Times
unless these things have been shown to actually influence the political process, which I frankly doubt. Also, as a noncitizen, I don't think it is honest of me to call or write legislators telling them that I'm a constituent, since I'm not really. But I am happy to try and influence citizens, finance campaigns, work on lobbying efforts, etc.
So far it looks like my best bet is giving money to the EDF
. Should I just give money and call it a day, or is there some way that I can spend my time effectively too? Are there other organizations along similar lines that could use more funding and/or manpower? Would love some suggestions!