Despite the urgent alarms sounded by climate scientists, no federal climate legislation has ever become law on the federal level in the United States. That's why we founded Vote Climate U.S. PAC to elect candidates to transition to clean, renewable, non-nuclear energy - like wind solar and geothermal - and to put a price on carbon.
We plan to highlight the seriousness of climate change through humor. Holy BLEEP Mable is a political ad-campaign featuring the quirky couple Mable and Manny, who find themselves in various Holy BLEEP Mabel moments as they experience weather extremes resulting from climate change. In this first phase of our project, we'll produce 1 of 3 political ads, from concept to creation.
Please help us bring Mabel and Manny to life and create our ads to elect candidates who can pass climate legislation. Mabel, Manny and the rest of us here are aiming for an historic, political victory on the most critical issue of our time.
Meet Mabel and Manny, our quirky couple starring in our Vote Climate U.S. PAC ads, who find themselves in various "Holy BLEEP Mabel" moments as they experience weather extremes related to climate change. See below for more information on the campaign.
Meet Mabel, the Star of our TV Ads, and our Crew Mate Sean
Meet Manny the Star of our TV Ads
The Cast & Crew for our Ad Shoots L to R - Front - Ross, Seda, Andy, Mabel - Back L to R - Angel, Sean, Linden, Karyn, Sam and Manny.
Join the 2,900 members of our Vote Climate U.S. PAC/Climate Challenge Facebook page. Please take a look at our video linked above, for more information on our campaign.
What We Need
No donation is too small or too large. Please donate $1, $5, $10, $25 $50, $100, whatever you can afford. We'll appreciate any amount you give and put it to good use, fueling the momentum of our campaign. If we meet our goal of $3,000, it will go toward our ads, allowing us to pay for a director, co-producer, writer and lighting director for the production of our ads. As supporters of the concept and the campaign, they are giving us an extraordinarily great price.
We'll use your donation to:
- Pay our professional production team - Andy, Ross, Sam and the Crew
- Write and refine the scripts
- Cast and direct the actors
- Shoot the ads
The Producers - Andy & Ross Setting-up the Ad Shoot
If we do not reach our goal, we will use whatever we raise to make the first ad, but let's not consider failure, let's get it done! If we exceed our goal, your donation will help pay for editing the ad and getting it ready for placement. Here's hoping for success beyond our wildest dreams.
Our unique and simple approach is to make a series of 3-ads, designed to run in targeted congressional districts to change the political dynamics on climate change. If we succeed, we will make history, we will change history. But for now, let's stay focused on the first step - making the first ad.
Our Creative Action Team
Andrew Harper, President of 60iMedia and award winning producer/director/ Defenders of Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, the National Wildlife Refuge System, Moroccan American Center, Health Reform Coalition, Kids in Need of Defense, Share Our Strength and the School-Based Health Alliance. His productions have promoted national and state advocacy campaigns including: green buildings, conservation, health care and hunger issue and have been featured in campaigns promoted at the White House and on Capitol Hill. He strongly believes in producing media that matters and brings passion and creativity to all of his productions.
Mark Dann, Treasurer of Vote Climate U.S. PAC, is an expert on voter targeting, fundraising, grassroots mobilization and message development in the U.S. and internationally.
Kwame E. Bidi, is a new team member. He recently recieved his Master's Degree from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He specializes in the entire facet of the project cycle: needs assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and impact assessment. He has more than 5 years managing development projects in the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa with the UNDP, MIT and Global Environment Fund. He currently works for a Boston-based organization and reviews development projects in the MIT Global Ideas Challenge program. Social entrepreneurship excites Kwame.
Dave Finnigan, Welcome to our newest team member. Dave is a social entrepreneur working on his third big project. From 1966-1976 he served as Information, Education and Communication consultant to the family planning programs of South Korea and Taiwan helping them bring average family size down from six kids to two. From 1976-2006 Dave visited over 2,000 elementary schools where he taught over one million students, their parents and teachers to juggle with slow-moving nylon scarves and sold them juggling "props" of his own design. Since 2007 Dave has been refining Climate Change is Elementary a program designed to take families from awareness to significant action with regard to their carbon and water footprints. He is now ready to teach other people how to deliver that program in schools world-wide.
Karyn Strickler, President of Vote Climate U.S. PAC, has executive-level experience leading successful issue advocacy, congressional, U.S. Senate and ballot measure campaigns. She ran a statewide PAC in Maryland, winning 100% of their targeted races. Karyn was the finance director for Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-8), whom Time Magazine called "a hero to environmentalists." She hosted and produced the first and only TV show ever, dedicated exclusively to climate change, called Climate Challenge(See link to episode above). Karyn is an Ironman triathlon, age-group champion.
Sam Lichtman, a senior, film major who directed a documentary on climate change and attended FAMU, the top film school in Europe, where he made a film that won the AU Visions Craft Award. Sam directed, produced, filmed and edited our Indiegogo video presented above.
We are proud to such an esteemed group of individuals on our team.
Other Ways You Can Help
YOU are the power behind our campaign. We will gratefully accept any donation, small or large, but if you simply cannot make a donation, you can still help: