The No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Are you a candidate and/or elected official interested in taking the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge? Find out how you can join in the effort to protect the health of our families, climate, and democracy.

The Pledge:

I pledge not to take contributions over $200 from oil, gas, and coal industry executives, lobbyists, and PACs and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits.

Taking the pledge means that you and your campaign will adopt a policy to not knowingly accept any contributions over $200 from the PACs, lobbyists, or SEC-named executives of fossil fuel companies — companies whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal. Click here for an indicative list of these companies — this is not a complete list, but an indication of the type of fossil fuel company covered by the pledge.

How to Take the Pledge

1. Take a photo or video of yourself signing the pledge (printable version here) or create a graphic (examples here) that includes your name, office, and the full text of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge.

2. Post the photo, video, or graphic on your social media accounts and/or website with the hashtag #NoFossilFuelMoney.

3. Fill out THIS FORM to notify the No Fossil Fuel Money Coalition that you have signed the pledge.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge.

If you have any questions about the process for taking the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge, please send an email to pledge@nofossilfuelmoney.org.

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge Signers

Over 1,600 politicians all over the country — and at all levels of government — have signed the pledge. Below are just a few of our most prominent signers.

Federal

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (NY-14)

State

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Tim Walz

Governor of Minnesota
Former U.S. House (MN-01)

Local

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Susheela Jayapal

Board of County Commissioners of Multnomah County, OR, District 2

Why Take The Pledge?

The climate crisis is already harming Americans today — from extreme weather to higher food and energy bills to increased public health threats. The costs are borne by our families and our communities, destroying the American dream of shared prosperity and justice. Overcoming the climate emergency is the great moral imperative of our time.

Dirty fossil fuel money is corrupting our political system and blocking bold action on climate change. Fossil fuel companies spent more than $260 million in campaign contributions and lobbying Congress in the 2016 cycle. In exchange for their cash, these companies continue to receive billions in subsidies and friendly laws that benefit polluters instead of people.

We need leaders that reject the influence of fossil fuel money and plan for a just, climate-safe, renewable energy future for everyone, not just the few. Climate leadership means saying NO to the fossil fuel industry and its money, and taking the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge is a core part of that commitment.

The following organizations have endorsed the pledge: