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Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass, a candidate for Los Angeles mayor, speaks at a pro-choice event at the Womens March Action Headquarters in Los Angeles on Oct. 3, 2022. (Photo: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Roevember Will Tell: Women Scorned on a Hot Planet

November 8th, will prove to those politicians, cowering in the shadows after their dirty deeds, that there will be hell to pay at the ballot box on reproductive choice, climate change, and in defense of democracy itself.

Karyn Strickler

We've all heard the idiom, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Multiply that by 64,543,832 U.S. women of childbearing age, not to mention all those who care about them, and you get a political situation that is as hot as our overheated planet. Well, Rovember is here and Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, will prove to those politicians, cowering in the shadows after their dirty deeds, that there will be hell to pay at the ballot box on reproductive choice, climate change, and in defense of democracy itself.

Vote Climate U.S. PAC is the only website to provide a climate change Voter's Guide for candidates for U.S. House, U.S. Senate Governors  and Statehouses (partial) all in one convenient, user friendly site. (Always click the green + button for detailed research.) PLUS in 2022, we share where incumbents and challengers for all those offices stand on Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

When anti-choice politicians want to force a 10-year-old rape victim to give birth, it proves they don't care about a sexually violated child forced into compulsory pregnancy; when we're just a few years away from the point where any action we take may no longer make a difference on climate change and Republicans are still denying its existence; when a former U.S. President roams free after staging a violent coup against the legitimately elected President and steals top secret, nuclear documents on his way out the door, you must know that this election is critical, perhaps as much as any other in our collective history. Voters get to write American history and the future in this midterm election.

Since huge majorities of Americans support Roe v. Wade and prioritize climate action, we think this will be an historic mid-term when voters reject the idea of 5, unelected justices and their accomplices in Congress making these existential decisions by fiat in our democracy, adversely impacting millions of women and their families. With the addition of support for Roe v. Wade to our national climate change voter's guide, for every incumbent and challenger for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate and Governors, Vote Climate U.S. PAC will help inform voter's decisions on climate-action and pro-choice candidates.

From a personal and professional standpoint, in anticipation of the overturning of the1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, I led the effort in Maryland to codify Roe v. Wade 30 years ago. Pro-choice leaders and activists went through the legislative process, an 8-day abortion filibuster, the 1990 elections and ultimately a statewide referendum in 1992. They call Maryland America in miniature, for our geography, but also for our politics, so victory was not guaranteed. After a brutal, marathon battle, we won with 62% of the vote. Today Maryland women are protected, but women in more than half of the U.S. are in jeopardy. Voters want to prioritize the issue of climate change and reproductive rights in the voting booth in 2022. This will likely be an historical mid-term election if we Roe, Roe, Roe the Vote for U.S. Congress and Governor's mansions nationwide with the help of our Vote Climate U.S. PAC climate and choice voter's guide.

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Karyn Strickler

Karyn Strickler is a political scientist, grassroots organizer and writer. She is the founder and president of Vote Climate U.S. PAC, working to elect candidates to get off fossil fuels and put a price on carbon. Karyn is the former producer and host of Climate Challenge on MMCTV. You can contact her at

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