If you’re a US citizen, no matter where in the world, start by making sure you’re registered to vote. Many districts are gerrymandered, so you’ll want to register as the party that’s likely to win congressional and/or state legislative districts where you live, and vote in that party’s primary.

In addition to voting, you’ll want to influence politics beyond that. Your local races are a good place to start; cities and states control local land use and things like building codes.

To affect congress, you’ll want to pick swing house districts or swing senate seats. Volunteer and donate accordingly.

For President, the reality is that Biden has done far more than Trump would even consider, starting with the Inflation Reduction Act, and continuing through numerous executive actions. Getting involved in this race means volunteering, and if you can, donating to the Biden Victory Fund. If you’re giving really large amounts of money, and the logistics of it work, go to an in-person event and talk to the candidate or other official about climate:

  • frankPodmore
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    25
    arrow-down
    3
    ·
    4 months ago

    As someone from outside the US, I just want to say: please do vote again for Joe Biden. He is without doubt the most pro-environment US President there has ever been.

  • felixwhynot@lemmy.world
    cake
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    13
    ·
    4 months ago

    Thanks for posting this!

    I would add that I believe calling or mailing (like with paper) and even faxing your representatives is something that can make a difference. If you do it, tell your friends and maybe they will too!

  • disguy_ovahea@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    2
    ·
    24 days ago

    Excellent post. I’d like to add to the comparison of presidential candidates.

    Trump repealed 112 climate regulations in one term, setting us back over a decade of progress, and left The Paris Agreement.

    Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, revoked the Keystone Pipeline permit, created a 13 million acre federal petroleum reserve for Alaskan wildlife, greatly increased oil site lease cost, signed $7B in solar subsidies, and enacted the Inflation Reduction act to support clean energy.

  • solo
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    1
    ·
    edit-2
    20 days ago

    I’ve never been to the US. I did not envy the dilemma H. Clinton vs Trump, Biden vs Trump (x2). Representative democracy and the way it has been implemented, has been doing the following:

    It restricts our imagination to a binary option in leadership, instead of looking for systemic change to better our lives.

    Yes the system works but in favor of big corp, not the people. If Biden’s environmental policies could really affect the coarse of the climate change, he would not be allowed to implement them cause he would be defunded. Let’s keep in mind that his campaign gets money (tens of millions of dollars) by companies and organisations, that lobby to expand their profits, not for environmental sustainability.

    I am sorry that my analysis does not help in relation to the next elections. I believe it’s in the right direction in order to create different questions and therefore different answers/solutions in the long run. And thankfully, I’m not the only one thinking this way.