Month: November 2017

If Huck Finn and Jim Were Alive Today, They’d Build Rafts for Polar Bears

Jim and Huck, who once rescued themselves, now rescue polar bears.  By Will Driscoll If Huck Finn and Jim were alive today, one day Jim would say “Huck, we know how to help those polar bears that are drowning because their ice floes are disappearing.”…

How Activate Virginia persuaded 76 candidates to sign the “No Dominion $” pledge: A model for other states

By Will Driscoll Virginia’s election of 13 legislators who pledged never to accept Dominion campaign funds—a tremendous result for a new political strategy—can be an inspiration for citizens everywhere. Here’s an account of the hard work of many groups and 76 Democratic Party candidates behind that…

Thirteen “Dominion $ deniers” to serve in the state legislature, countering climate deniers

By Will Driscoll In a big win for anti-corruption and clean energy advocates, 13 elected House of Delegates members have pledged not to accept campaign contributions from Dominion Energy or Appalachian Power.  (Dominion has blocked clean energy progress for years by funding campaigns of…