Electing Climate Champs in VA

CCAN Action Fund Proudly Endorses Virginia Climate Champions

Aaron Rouse

Susanna Gibson

Kimberly Pope Adams

Phil Hernandez

Michael Feggans

Meet Our Climate Champions

Aaron Rouse (Senate District 22)
“”Lower income communities in Virginia Beach and Norfolk experience some of the worst flooding and other climate-related impacts… As a Virginia State Senator, I take this issue incredibly seriously and I intend to lead on it.” — Aaron Rouse

Susanna Gibson (House District 57)
“As a Nurse Practitioner, every day I see the impacts of climate change on our community. I understand firsthand that we must protect our environment to ensure healthy and prosperous communities. I am proud to stand with CCAN and partner with them on this important mission.” — Susanna Gibson

Kimberly Pope Adams (House District 82)
“I know firsthand the tremendous impact that unchecked corporations and pollution can have on a community, especially a majority-minority community. As a legislator, I will support policy and legislation that will address the disproportionate effects that climate change has on low-income and communities of color, especially as these communities are more likely to face health problems and infrastructure emergencies due to climate effects.” — Kimberly Pope Adams

Phil Hernandez  (House District 94)
“I am the Democratic Nominee running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 94th District. I was born and raised in Hampton Roads by a single mom, attended public schools, and was the first in my family to graduate from college. As a father to two young girls, I am invested in making Norfolk a better place to raise a family. I have experience as a nonprofit leader, worked in the Obama administration, and have spent my career fighting for public education, promoting clean energy, and economic opportunity for all.” — Phil Hernandez

Michael Feggans  (House District 97)
“I will protect our environment and support, renewable energy jobs to support and combat, reoccurring, flooding, and sea level rise and promote resilience in coastal Virginia. In addition, as a veteran, I know firsthand the importance of advocating for a high tech transitional skills training for my fellow veterans to pursue quality jobs in the community, especially those in clean energy.” — Michael Feggans


VA Climate Voters: It's Time to Get Involved!

With record heat, flooding and wildfires impacting America this summer, we don’t have time to delay climate action. We must elect candidates to the Virginia legislature who will advocate for our planet and its people. A better world and a stable climate are still possible. Let’s take action! 

Sign up NOW! Volunteer to help us elect Virginia climate champions!

There are many ways you can volunteer with us. Whether you have a few minutes for some quick texts or a weekend for canvassing, we NEED your help to win. In just 30 minutes of phonebanking, you could reach out to over 20 voters. So join us and help elect a climate action majority. The climate needs you. 

Sept 22, 2023: First day of in-person early voting at local registrar’s office

Oct 16, 2023: Deadline to register to vote/update registration (Voters can register after and vote using a provisional ballot)

Oct 27, 2023: Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you

Oct 28, 2023: Voter registration offices open for early voting

Nov 4, 2023: Last day of in-person, early voting at your local voter registration office 

Nov 7, 2023: Election Day

Questions? Contact: sara@chesapeakeclimate.org

Paid for by Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund. Authorized by Kim Pope Adams, Michael Feggans, Susannah Gibson, and Phil Hernandez, candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates, and Aaron Rouse, candidate for the Virginia Senate.