Hold Your Senators Accountable for Their Climate Vote!

On June 6, the Climate Security Act fell short of the votes needed to keep it alive in the U.S. Senate, pushing debate on climate action to next year for a new Congress and president. The Climate Security Act was poised to make great strides in addressing the threat of global warming and helping to protect wildlife and America’s natural resources.

Please find out how your senators voted below and call to thank them (if they voted Yes) or hold them accountable (if they voted No).

Dial the Capitol Switchboard, 202-224-3121, and ask to be connected to your first senator’s office.
Once connected, introduce yourself: “My name is _______ _________, and I live in ______, ________.”
Leave a message about how you feel about your senators’ vote on the Climate Security Act (S. 3036).
If you have one, add a personal story about why global warming is a concern to you. For example, “I’m an avid duck hunter and am worried about the declines I’m seeing in ducks flying south.”
Thank the person for taking your call.
Hang up and repeat the steps for your other senator.
Please let us know you called! Email


How did Your Senators Vote?

* Six senators were absent from the vote, but offered letters of support for the Climate Security Act.




Alabama Richard Shelby R Nay
Jeff Sessions R Nay
Alaska Ted Stevens R Absent
Lisa Murkowski R Absent
Arizona John McCain R Absent*
Jon Kyl R Nay
Arkansas Blanche Lincoln D Yea
Mark Pryor D Yea
California Dianne Feinstein D Yea
Barbara Boxer D Yea
Colorado Wayne Allard R Nay
Ken Salazar D Yea
Connecticut Chris Dodd D Yea
Joe Lieberman I Yea
Delaware Joe Biden D Absent*
Tom Carper D Yea
Florida Bill Nelson D Yea
Mel Martinez R Yea
Georgia Saxby Chambliss R Nay
Johnny Isakson R Nay
Hawaii Daniel Inouye D Yea
Daniel Akaka D Yea
Idaho Larry Craig R Absent
Mike Crapo R Nay
Illinois Dick Durbin D Yea
Barack Obama D Absent*
Indiana Dick Lugar R Nay
Evan Bayh D Yea
Iowa Chuck Grassley R Nay
Tom Harkin D Yea
Kansas Sam Brownback R Nay
Pat Roberts R Nay
Kentucky Mitch McConnell R Nay
Jim Bunning R Nay
Louisiana Mary Landrieu D Nay
David Vitter R Nay
Maine Olympia Snowe R Yea
Susan Collins R Yea
Maryland Barbara Mikulski D Yea
Ben Cardin D Yea
Massachusetts Ted Kennedy D Absent*
John Kerry D Yea
Michigan Carl Levin D Yea
Debbie Stabenow D Yea
Minnesota Norm Coleman R Absent*
Amy Klobuchar D Yea
Mississippi Thad Cochran R Nay
Roger Wicker R Nay
Missouri Kit Bond R Nay
Claire McCaskill D Yea
Montana Max Baucus D Yea
Jon Tester D Yea
Nebraska Chuck Hagel R Nay
Ben Nelson D Yea
Nevada Harry Reid D Yea
John Ensign R Nay
New Hampshire Judd Gregg R Absent
John E. Sununu R Yea
New Jersey Frank Lautenberg D Yea
Bob Menendez D Yea
New Mexico Pete Domenici R Nay
Jeff Bingaman D Yea
New York Chuck Schumer D Yea
Hillary Rodham Clinton D Absent*
North Carolina Elizabeth Dole R Yea
Richard Burr R Nay
North Dakota Kent Conrad D Absent
Byron Dorgan D Nay
Ohio George Voinovich R Nay
Sherrod Brown D Nay
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe R Nay
Tom Coburn R Nay
Oregon Ron Wyden D Yea
Gordon Smith R Yea
Pennsylvania Arlen Specter R Absent
Bob Casey, Jr. D Yea
Rhode Island Jack Reed D Yea
Sheldon Whitehouse D Yea
South Carolina Lindsey Graham R Absent
Jim DeMint R Absent
South Dakota Tim Johnson D Nay
John Thune R Nay
Tennessee Lamar Alexander R Nay
Bob Corker R Nay
Texas Kay Bailey Hutchison R Nay
John Cornyn R Absent
Utah Orrin Hatch R Nay
Robert Bennett R Nay
Vermont Patrick Leahy D Yea
Bernie Sanders I Yea
Virginia John Warner R Yea
Jim Webb D Yea
Washington Patty Murray D Yea
Maria Cantwell D Yea
West Virginia Robert Byrd D Absent
Jay Rockefeller D Yea
Wisconsin Herb Kohl D Yea
Russ Feingold D Yea
Wyoming Mike Enzi R Nay
John Barrasso R Nay

Write a Letter-to-the-Editor:

If you can get a letter published in your local newspaper, there’s a good chance it will be read not only by your senators, but also by your neighbors and community leaders. Please take a few minutes to write a letter to your local newspaper to highlight the need to protect wildlife by passing strong global warming legislation!

Please email us to let us know you wrote a letter (and if it gets published!)