1.) Consider voting early or consider applying for a mail-in ballot, if you meet certain conditions. Get details on both fronts at the official Indiana election website.
2.) Learn about the positions of the candidates for Governor on the environment and climate. This year, when we reached the Gubernatorial Teams to invite them to fill out a 1-page non-partisan, non-endorsing survey, only one candidate replied, Democratic candidate Dr. Wood Myers. This is despite the fact that we reached Mr. Rainwater’s Team (Libertarian) three separate times and Gov. Holcomb’s Team (Republican) three separate times — at email addresses posted on their respective campaign websites. View an in-depth article in the Indianapolis Star that analyzes the positions of Gov. Eric Holcomb and Dr. Woody Myers on environmental and climate issues. Note that HEC cannot endorse candidates for office.
3.) Learn about how candidates for the state legislature think about environmental, climate, energy issues, thanks to detailed research by Voters for a Greener Indiana.
4.) Read a detailed environmental policy brief for which the lead co-authors were the heads of the Hoosier Environmental Council and the Indiana Environmental Resilience Institute.
5.) Listen to our forum on voting with representatives of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, Common Cause Indiana, and the League of Women Voters of Indiana.
6.) Listen to our conversation on leading environmental & climate issues for voters to talk to candidates for office about; this was between our Senior Policy Director, Agriculture Policy Director, Environmental Health & Water Policy Director, and Executive Director.
7.) Watch an Indianapolis Star-moderated panel, that includes HEC’s Executive Director, the heads of the Indiana Environmental Resilience Institute and Purdue Climate Change Research Center, and the Executive Director of the White River Alliance.
8.) Listen to a podcast of Indiana Public Radio’s program, “All-IN,” with a dedicated discussion on the environment and elections, for which panelists included our Executive Director and representatives from the NAACP, Earth Charter Indiana, and the Environmental Voters Project.