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2012 Sportsmen Poll and Other Election Resources

This page includes a collection of conservation-themed election resources. It will be updated as new materials become available.

Sportsmen Poll

National Wildlife Federation and NWF Action Fund recently conducted a nationwide poll of 800 hunters and anglers. The polling demonstrates the increasing chasm between the views of America’s sportsmen and the priorities of many political candidates.

NWF Press Release: “Sportsmen Poll: Public Lands Protection Trumps Energy Production”

Full Poll Results: 2012 National Survey of Hunters & Anglers

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Blog Post by G. Richard Mode of North Carolina Wildlife Federation: “Hunters and Anglers Favor Restoring Clean Water Act Protections for Wetlands and Streams”

Field & Stream Exclusive by Bob Marshall: “New Poll Shows Most Sportsmen Tend To Be Environmentally Minded Conservatives”

Public News Service Feature: “Support for Conservation from NC Hunters and Anglers”

Minneapolis Star-Tribune Feature by Dennis Anderson: “Poll: Hunter, angler concerns include global warming”

Washington Examiner Feature by Paul Bedard: “Maybe Michelle could add archery, fishing to Let's Move!”

ThinkProgress Feature by Jessica Goad: “Poll: 69 Percent Of Hunters And Anglers Say We Should Reduce Carbon Emissions That Contribute To Global Warming”

Media Hits (Divided by Region)—Updated on October 8, 2012

Other Election Resources

National Wildlife Special Report: “Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Conservation”

National Wildlife Web Exclusive by Jeremy Symons, NWF Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education, and Adam Kolton, Executive Director of NWF’s National Advocacy Center: “Elections 2012: High Stakes for Wildlife”

Action Center Voting Guide: How to Vote Wildlife-Friendly in the 2012 Elections

Opportunity: Pledge to Vote Wildlife-Friendly This Yearwww.nwf.org/vote

Call to Action: Urge the Presidential Candidates to Talk About Climate
[Suggested tweet: Help end the silence on climate change in the elections: http://bit.ly/SA4OZR #votewildlife2012 @wildlifeaction]

New NWF Report: “A Student's Guide to How Corporate Oil, Gas and Coal Money Influences U.S. Energy Policy”

Letter: NWF Asks Ryan to Pledge to Protect America’s Public Lands

Blog Post by Sue Brown, NWF Action Fund Executive Director: “Voters Want Answers on Climate from President Obama and Governor Romney”

Guidance: Election Rules for Nonprofits

Virginia Conservation Network Campaign: I Vote Clean Water!

Ballot Initiative (Alabama Wildlife Federation et al.): Alabamians for Forever Wild

Duluth News Tribune Feature by John Meyers: “Clean Water Act Turns 40”

Last Updated (2012-10-19 08:32:12)