Communities across America are struggling with the impacts of a changing climate: increasingly severe storms, sea level rise, wildfires, heat waves, droughts, and myriad public health challenges. Climate change hits hardest in low-income areas and communities of color, the neighborhoods that are least equipped to respond. To that end, new investments in climate need to be directed to those places that will feel the greatest impact. Land trusts and local governments have an important role to play in creating new local funding for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Ballot measures to generate funding for these purposes are a critically important tool. In 2020, voters approved 51 of 55 ballot measures -- a 93 percent passage rate -- creating nearly $1.8 billion for new parks, water quality protection, natural areas, and climate in 23 states. One of those measures was Measure 2A in Denver, a quarter-cent sales tax that will provide $800 million to fund a wide range of climate initiatives. 2A is one of the first significant climate funding actions taken by a major American city and is an important blueprint for other local governments across the country. Land trusts have been involved in many of these successful ballot measures, developing their advocacy chops and, in some cases, truly transforming their organizations. This workshop provides land trusts with the tools needed to lead or support ballot measures. Learn how Denver successfully took their case to the voters to create new funding to address climate change in an equitable manner.