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Karen Handel (R) and Jon Ossoff (D).  Photos: KarenHandel.com and ElectJon.com.

June 20, 2017 runoff election candidates

Our members of Congress have the ability to slow and solve climate change through the policies they create. With every election, you have a unique opportunity to vote for a candidate who will act on climate.

We’re a nonpartisan group that provides information about where the candidates stand on climate change, so you have the information you need to vote climate.

 

Karen Handel (R) (winner)

The following video excerpt is from the April 9th, 2017 candidate forum hosted by the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association and The Crier.

VIDEO QUESTION:
What role should Congress play in combatting climate change?

 

Handel’s reaction to the U.S. exiting the Paris Agreement

The withdrawal “presents an opportunity to do the right thing in the right way. We need a fair agreement that doesn’t start with the assumption that American jobs should be sacrificed to the developing world in order to address the impacts of climate change.” Full article on AJC.com

Handel’s climate position statement

There are no climate or energy positions on Ms. Handel’s website or other media. Our team has contacted Ms. Handel via phone, email and social media, and visited her office, to learn more details about her positions. Ms. Handel has not responded to any of our requests for additional information.

 


Jon Ossoff (D)

The following video excerpt is from the April 9th, 2017 candidate forum hosted by the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association and The Crier.

VIDEO QUESTION:
What role should Congress play in combatting climate change?

 

Ossoff‘s reaction to the U.S. exiting the Paris Agreement

“I agree with our military, our intelligence community, and peer-reviewed science that climate change is a major threat to our prosperity and our security, and if we walk away from this historic agreement now, history will condemn us.” Full article on AJC.com

Ossoff‘s climate position statement from his website

Jon will be informed by scientists, not lobbyists, when it comes to environmental policy, and he will work to make Georgia a clean energy economic powerhouse.

There is a clear scientific consensus that climate change is driven by human activity and that it threatens global prosperity, health, and security. This is not just the opinion of activists; it is the studied conclusion of our country’s distinguished scientists. Our military and intelligence agencies agree. Jon will oppose efforts to undo the climate change agreement reached last year in Paris and will work to make the United States a global leader against climate change.Clean air and clean water are not controversial. They are essential to our health, our prosperity, and our quality of life.  Jon will oppose and investigate failures to enforce environmental laws. He will support our national parks and work to conserve America’s treasured wildlife and natural beauty.

 


Our leaders in Congress are in the best position to slow climate change. Know where your candidate stands on climate change—and vote climate!