We're champions of civic engagement and democracy. Through education, voter empowerment, and community involvement, we strive to ensure that every voice is heard and every vote counts.
“Our Work for Wildlife Depends on a Healthy Democracy”
Legislators make decisions every day that can help (or harm) the places where wildlife and people live. As a voter, you have the power to help choose those legislators and they are well aware of the power you wield as a voter.
Apart from legislators, decision-makers in the executive branch, such as the president and governors, also hold significant sway in shaping policies affecting wildlife and communities. These leaders and their appointees impact environmental protections and public health regulations. By participating as a voter, you impact their selection and, consequently, the direction of these issues. From the presidential race to local elections, your vote can decide who is in or out. The National Wildlife Federation supports civic participation and fair elections to ensure your voice influences matters like wildlife conservation, environmental policies, and public health safeguards. Our ability to bring people together to advocate for wildlife depends on a healthy and functioning representative democracy.
Spread of disinformation to targeted voters
Organized plans that threaten to disrupt the integrity of polling places and challenge voters
Increased threats against poll workers
Strategies to delay or disrupt the counting of ballots
Strategies to prematurely declare victory before all ballots are counted
Strategies to deny the certification of results
General undermining of the faith in our democracy and voter depression
Continued issues of gerrymandering in drawing districts and the influence of money in politics
At NWF we are dedicated to taking a collaborative approach to civic engagement and following the lead of pro-democracy organizations, coalitions and allies in this space, monitoring laws and court decisions, and continuing to expand upon our democracy and civic engagement work.
A healthy democracy depends on the engagement of its citizens. Each ballot cast in an election can have a lasting impact on wildlife, the environment and our communities.
A sister organization of the National Wildlife Federation, the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization working to raise the visibility of key conservation issues with voters and elected officials.
Your voice matters, and speaking directly to your Members of Congress and local representatives is impactful. Here's how:
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