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Closing The Environmental Voting Gap in 2020
March 10th, 2020 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM | CIC Venture Cafe – Kendall Square


Date & Time: Tue, March 10 at 6:00PM
Venue: CIC – Venture Cafe (5th Fl),1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02142
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With primary elections beginning in February and the presidential election less than 10 months away, there is a question that is weighing on the mind of anyone that has heard about the Environmental Voter Project (EVP): Will environmental voters show up to vote? Because, well, many of them don’t.

According to the EVP, polls show that while tens of millions of Americans strongly prioritize progressive environmental policies, they do not all vote. It is fact that over 15 million individually identifiable environmentalists stayed at home on Election Day during recent nationwide elections.

That is why, on March 10th, Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder and Executive Director of EVP, will return to BASG to give us an update about the Environmental Vote and also remind us what each of us can do to help make it happen. Since Nathaniel presented at BASG three years ago, his team has been working hard right here in Massachusetts and across many other states to get more environmentalists to vote in every election.

Here’s what you can expect from Nathaniel:

  • A quick general refresher of EVP’s mission and work
  • A data-driven explanation of why the environmental vote is so important
  • An updated view of environmental voters and non-voters
  • Reminder of what is at stake in state and federal elections
  • Perspectives why 2020 is especially critical for the next 10 years
  • Thoughts on what would help or hurt the chances of a green wave happening

Nathaniel is a data-driven, passionate, knowledgeable, impactful speaker, and has thankfully accepted the environmental vote as his calling. We are so lucky that he did.

He founded the Environmental Voter Project in 2015 after over a decade of experience as a senior advisor, consultant, and trainer for political campaigns and issue-advocacy nonprofits. Hailed as a “visionary” by The New York Times, and dubbed “The Voting Guru” by Grist magazine, Nathaniel is a frequent expert speaker on cutting-edge campaign techniques and the behavioral science behind getting people to vote. He has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on U.S. Senate, Congressional, state, and mayoral campaigns, and he sits on the Board of Advisors for MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative. Formerly an attorney at the international law firm DLA Piper LLP, Nathaniel holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. He lives in Boston, MA with his wife and two daughters.