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Open Letter to Candidates

This Open Letter to Candidates has been developed by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health. It is intended for all candidates for elected office and their advisors, to build understanding that because climate change is a health emergency, and is increasingly recognized as a health threat by the American public, candidates should know that they can safely discuss climate change as a health threat and thus shield themselves from partisan crossfire. Our hope is this letter could reach every candidate for office in America.

The full letter is available to download as a pdf, and has been designed for health organizations to be able to add your name and logo, then distribute and publicize. To add your organization’s name and logo, follow these steps:

  • Download the pdf and open it in Acrobat Reader. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader (it’s free), download here.
  • Add your name: Type your organization name by clicking your cursor into the field box next to the text "FROM" on page 1.
  • Add your logo: Mouse over the grey icon in the top right corner on page 1. A message will display “Click to add your logo”. Click the icon, and follow the prompts to add your logo. Save!
  • Distribute this letter to your candidates, publicize on your website, and on social media.

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Climate, Health, and Equity –
A Dozen Questions Every Candidate Must Answer

Use these questions to ask your candidates what they will do to protect and promote health in the era of climate change.

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Guidance for Engaging with Candidates

This guide provides information on how best to use resources such as the Candidate Questions, Voter Issue Guides, and other materials in the context of forums and town halls.

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