EDF Action Political Science Symposium - Session 2 (May 2021)

Strengthening the democratic process to make climate progress

Recorded Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Hurdles to voting access make it difficult to effectively tackle the critical environmental and public health issues our nation faces — combating the climate crisis, advancing environmental justice initiatives, and protecting our air, land, water and biodiversity. Equitable participation in our democracy is critical to ensure that lawmakers are guided by what their constituents want and that everyone’s voice is heard.

EDF Action is fighting efforts that suppress voting rights, especially for people of color, who are disproportionately impacted by pollution, climate change, and other environmental injustices. Everyone has a right to clean air, water, and land.

Hear from EDF’s Margot Brown and a panel of experts as they discuss voting rights, suppression efforts and their intersection with environmental issues.


  • Margot Brown - Associate Vice President, Environmental Justice & Equity Initiatives/em>
  • Tonya Howard Calhoun - National Field Manager, Moms Clean Air Force/em>
  • Alex Gulotta - Arizona State Director & Acting National Director, All Voting Is Local
  • Daniel Weiner - Deputy Director for the Election Reform Program at the Brennan Center for Justice