Hi, my name is Bart Everson, and in 2021 I’m running for New Orleans City Council At-Large. This isn’t your usual campaign website, but then I’m not your usual candidate. I’m running to bring attention to a crucial issue facing humanity today: the climate crisis.
We humans are putting so much carbon in the atmosphere that it’s causing the entire planet to warm up. The consequences for our low-lying city, and for all of southern Louisiana, are already being felt. The climate crisis must be at the forefront of our civic dialog and action. We have to deal with the problems we’re currently experiencing, such as increased flooding, while at the same time we must take bold action to stop global warming. We have to stop putting so much carbon in the air. In short, we have to change our way of living.
The good news is that we have the know-how. The problem is that we lack the political will. That’s why I’m running. My campaign will be focused on strengthening the movement for ecological sanity, a collective vision that integrates social justice, grassroots democracy, and nonviolence.
At the federal level, I support putting a price on carbon and paying it back to the American people as a dividend. (See for example the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, a federal proposal which I support.) Check the policy section of this website frequently, as we are adding specific policy prescriptions for the city of New Orleans as quickly as my team can write them.
In the meantime, you can:
- donate (your support will help us get our message to more people)
- explore this site to learn more about me
- sign up for our campaign newsletter (check the contact page)
- watch this 90-second campaign video (recorded before Hurricane Ida made landfall)