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Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality Just Reached a Historic Milestone – Is Climate Action Next?

Last Friday, the U. S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. It’s the latest in a series of political and social movements that struggled for decades before suddenly gaining the crucial degree of momentum. This interactive graphic from Bloomberg Business shows the pace of social change for […]

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7 Tips for Building a Successful Climate Movement

Earlier this year, an unlikely alliance of cowboys, ranchers, and environmentalists came together to rally against the Keystone XL pipeline. The rally, called “Reject and Protect,” drew thousands of people from across the country in Washington, D.C. to encourage President Obama not to approve the pipeline. In this recent blog post, Climate Access staff members […]

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5 Lessons the Climate Movement Can Learn From Marriage Equality

Marriage equality is often hailed as the shining example of how a social movement can transform society in a few short years. Just 10 years ago, only one state, Massachusetts, allowed same sex couples to marry. Today, 17 do. How did this change happen? Grist’s Heather Smith sat down with key marriage equality leader and […]

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New Research: What Moves Americans to Support Social Change?

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce the release of our newest research report: Campaigns II: Recent Learnings from Other Social Movements. This case study examines the primary social and engagement factors that drove marijuana legalization, marriage equality, and Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign to victory, and provides recommendations on how to apply these learnings to successfully […]

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