2022 Voter Guide

* Election Day is November 8 *

This year has shown us how incredibly important elections are and how much they matter.  We've seen the Legislature's leadership in Wisconsin ignore crises from water pollution to climate change. We have also seen Congress pass historic legislation, finally taking action on climate change. Elections matter and this election is no different. 

Here's your guide on who, how, and when to vote.  And what else you can do. 

When to vote: Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.
Deadline to apply to vote Absentee:
You can register to vote on the day of the election, so don't let that stop you from voting

How and where to vote: visit myvote.wi.gov to learn where your polling place is and to ensure you have everything you need to vote

Who to vote for:

We have endorsed Tony Evers for reelection for Governor and Mandela Barnes for Senate.  

Governor Tony Evers headshot
    Governor Evers is up for re-election.  As governor, Governor Evers immediately began addressing Wisconsin's polluted water committed to 100% carbon-free electricity.  We need to re-elect Governor Evers so he can continue this important work.

Governor Evers and his veto power have been a critical to protect our democracy and wildlife management and to safeguard our water and climate.

His opponent polluted the water in Northern Minnesota with the Line 3 pipeline and, if elected, could do it again with the Line 5 pipeline.

Learn more about our endorsement here.

Vote Mandela Barnes into the Senate
As Lieutenant Governor, Mandela Barnes made a clean environment and climate change top priorities.  He spearheaded the Governor's Task Force on Climate change and created the plan for Wisconsin that would set us up to stop building fossil fuel infrastructure and get us to our goal of 100% clean energy.  As a Representative in the State Assembly, 

Mandela Barnes has a plan to ensure action on climate change and create good paying jobs as we switch to a clean economy.  This is the leadership we need in Congress.

We've endorsed the following candidates to join him in Congress:
Rep. Mark Pocan- 2nd District
Brad Pfaff - 3rd District 
Rep. Gwen Moore - 4th District
Mike Van Someren - 5th District

Mandela Barnes Headshot

Local races, like those for Assembly and State Senate, can be as important as higher-profile races.  The Majority Leaders of the legislature have stated they are they hoping to flip enough seats to override Governor Evers' veto power.  Our air, water, and democracy can't afford that. You can learn more about how terrible last session was and how your legislator voted with the 2021-22 Legislative Scorecard

The inaction we saw this session is unacceptable at a time when people are unable to drink their water and climate change is already wreaking havoc.  
Check out our list of endorsements for legislators that are committed to reversing this pattern of inaction.  Fortunately, 43 legislator scored a perfect 100% and demonstrated their commitment to climate action, science, and our natural resources.

Sierra Club Proudly Endorses these candidates for Election
2022 Environmental Champions listed in bold

State Senate
Andrea Gage-Michaels, D-DePere (1)
Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee (3)
Jessica Katzenmeyer, D-West Allis (5)
Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee (7)
Steven Doelder, D-Genoa City (11)
Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit (15)*
Kristin Alfheim, D-Appleton (19)
Kelly Westlund, D-Ashland (25)
Dianne Hesselbein, D-Middleton (27)*
Bob Look, D-Rothschild (29)
Sen. Jeff Smith. D-Eau Claire (31)
*scored 100% last session while serving in the Assembly.

State Assembly

Roberta Thelen, D-Baileys Harbor (1)
Renee Gasch, D-DePere (2)
Joseph Van Deurzen, D-DePere (5)
Rep. Daniel Riemer, D-Milwaukee (7)
Rep. Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, D-Milwaukee (8)
Rep. Marisabel Cabrera, D-Milwaukee (9)
Rep. Dora Drake, D-Milwaukee (11)
Rep. LaKeshia Myers, D-Milwaukee (12)
Sarah Harrison, D-Brookfield (13)
Rep. Robyn Vining, D-Wauwatosa (14)
Rep. Kalan Haywood, D-Milwaukee (16)
Rep. Supreme Moore Omokunde, D-Milwaukee (17)
Rep. Evan Goyke, D-Milwaukee (18)
Ryan Clancy, D-Milwaukee (19)
Rep. Christine Sinicki, D-Milwaukee (20)
Nathan Jorowski, D-South Milwaukee (21)
Rep. Deb Andraca, D-Whitefish Bay (23)
Bob Tatterson, D-Mequon Bay (24)
Patty Schachtner, D-Somerset (28)
Sarah Yacoub, D-Hudson (30)
Brienne Brown, D-Whitewater (31)
Rep. Don Vruwink, D-Milton (33)
Eileen Daniel, D-Rhinelander (34)
Ben Murray, D-Porterfield (36)
Henry Fries, Independent-Waupaca  (40)
Jenna Jacobson, D-Oregon (43)
Rep. Sue Conley, D-Janesville (44)
Clinton Anderson, D-Beloit (45)
Rep. Jimmy Anderson, D-Fitchburg (47)
Rep. Samba Baldeh, D-Madison (48)
Lynne Parrott, D-Platteville (49)
Michael Leuth, D-Reedsburg (50)
Leah Spicer, D-Avoca (51)
Joey Lavrentz, D- Fond du Lac (52)
Lori Palmeri, D-Oshkosh (54)
Stephanie Holt, D-Neenah (55)
Patrick Hayden, D-Appleton (56)
Rep. Lee Snodgrass, D-Appleton (57)
Daniel Larson, D-Cedarburg (60)
Anthony Hammes, D-Racine (62)
Rep. Tip McGuire, D-Somers (64)
Rep. Tod Ohnstad, D-Kenosha (65)
Rep. Greta Neubauer, D-Racine (66)
Jason Bennett, D-Chippewa Falls (67)
Nate Otto, D-Altoona (68)
Rep. Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point (71)
Criste Greening, D-Wisconsin Rapids (72)
 Laura Gapske, D- Superior (AD 73)
John Adams, D-Washburn (74)
Rep. Francesca Hong, D-Madison (76)
Rep. Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison (77)
Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison (78)
Alex Joers, D-Middleton (79)
Mike Bare, D-Verona (80)
Rep. Dave Considine, D-Portage (81)
Deborah Davis, D-Franklin (82)
Lu Ann Bird, Hales Corners (84)
Kristin Conway, D-Schofield (85)
Elizabeth Riley, D-Hayward (87)
Jane Benson, D-Saumico (89)
Rep. Kristina Shelton, D-Green Bay (90)
Rep. Jodi Emerson, D-Eau Claire (91)
Alison Page, D-River Falls (93)
Rep. Steve Doyle, D-Onalaska (94)
Rep. Jill Billings, D- La Crosse (95)
Jayne Swiggum, D-Gays Mills (96)
Christina Barry, D-Waukesha (98) 


Volunteer to make the difference
This election will be tough and polls show Governor Evers and Mandela Barnes are neck-and-neck against their opponents.  Anything you can do to support these candidates will help.  Sign up to volunteer on their websites or write to us to volunteer.

Join us on November 2 to Get-Out-the-Vote
We'll host a get-out-the-vote Volunteer Night to contact environmental voters and make sure they know how important this election is.  You can make phone calls, write postcards, text, or more. You don't want to wake up on November 9 and wish you had done more. RSVP Here


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