Earlier this week, Protect our winters (POW) launched their new POW Action Fund in efforts to amplify the outdoor community’s voice going into 2018 midterm elections and beyond.

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Jeremy Jones protecting our winters. Photo: Courtesy of POW

They are doing this by focusing on helping outdoor enthusiasts become climate advocates by “providing the training and tools needed to speak confidently to the issue, support legislation, ballot measures, and climate-friendly officials, who will make positive gains toward stabilizing our climate.”

The POW Action’s primary goal is to inform outdoor enthusiasts so they can comfortably encourage their family and friends to vote for candidates that support action on climate change – as well as register voters through a non-partisan voter registration drive.

The POW team in Washington D.C. Photo: Courtesy of POW

This October, the POW Action Fund will distribute voting guides that will identify climate-friendly candidates in gubernatorial and congressional races in 35 states.

They will also target specific midterm elections in Colorado, Montana, Nevada and California's 4th Congressional District, which follows the Sierra range from Lake Tahoe past Yosemite. These elections will benefit from expanded climate change education, voter registration efforts and get-out-the-vote programs.

Individuals and businesses who would like to join the POW Action Fund in taking action on climate policy can register to vote or confirm their registration, download voter guides and find local events by visiting POW Action fund’s website. You can also follow the POW Action Fund on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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