In the summer of 2016, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters more than doubled in size with the addition of mobilization teams in Richmond and Norfolk.

Dubbed the Climate Action Virginia program, organizers are tasked with engaging the community on top conservation issues in Virginia, including combatting climate change with a state-based plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants and finding responsible ways to manage coal ash in Virginia.

Week-to-week Climate Action Virginia staffers can be found out and about in Richmond and Hampton Roads at drumbeat organizing events, doing general community outreach through one-on-one meetings, phone banking and canvassing, and constituency events with the goal being to identify and recruit volunteers to help build power for the conservation movement in the Commonwealth.

Recognizing the relationship between issue advocacy and politics, we at Virginia LCV believe that the best way to influence both is by mobilizing the mass of educated voters who care about these issues. This is a long-term initiative for the League with a goal of elevating our volunteer organizing and issue advocacy campaigns through mobilizing and expanding membership participation.

For more information about the Climate Action Virginia or how you can get involved, feel free to contact us at info@valcv.org.