Climate + Energy Voters Take Action project will train community leaders throughout Kansas

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2018

Climate + Energy Voters Take Action project will train community leaders throughout Kansas

Kansas nonprofit partners with two national organizations to offer integrated voter engagement training for advocacy groups

HUTCHINSON, KS - The Climate + Energy Project (CEP) will launch a voter engagement project to improve awareness among Kansans about the links between health, climate resilience, and energy.

The Climate + Energy Voters Take Action project will tap into CEP’s statewide network of environmental advocacy groups and community leaders focused on health, climate, and energy solutions. Participants will receive training and education through a partnership with two national partners: Wellstone Action and the Climate Advocacy Lab.

"Through this training, we hope to build power and knowledge among Kansans who are passionate about health, climate resilience, and clean energy. This project will create a statewide network of advocates who will support climate and energy policies,” said Dorothy Barnett, CEP executive director.

Focused on building power through voter registration, education, mobilization, and candidate engagement, the trainings are provided free to Kansas nonprofit advocacy organizations. The first training will be offered February 26-27 in Topeka. 

While Climate + Energy Voters Take Action participants will come from communities throughout Kansas, the project will emphasize regions with lower voter turnout or higher climate risks.

Climate + Energy Voters Take Action is among 10 voter engagement initiatives receiving three-year grants from the Kansas Health Foundation.

The Climate + Energy Project seeks to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in America’s Heartland through the ambitious deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy, in policy and practice. Connect with CEP on Facebook and Twitter.