Morning world-savers, and welcome back to one5c. Tomorrow’s Election Day in the U.S., so this is our final reminder to VOTE. Remember: The climate is always on the ballot, and local government is individual action multiplied. Get in the habit, because next year it’s on—and I’m not talking about the White House. Every seat in the House of Representatives is up for grabs, 33 out of 100 senators are cycling through, 44 state legislatures will hold elections, and 11 states and two territories will pick governors. Plus, there are countless mayoral, judicial, and executive jobs going to the polls.
These elections all contain stories that may be localized but that reveal patterns anyone can detect closer to home: greenwashing, exploitation by fossil fuel companies, and more. That’s why I’m excited to introduce our newest one5c contributor, Glorie Martinez, and our new series Who’s going to save the world? which will surface local tales that tip big change. First up, she’s introducing us to an Idaho congressman with a smashing plan for the Pacific Northwest’s dams.
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