ACTION ALERT! Write your elected officials!

We have two time-sensitive calls to action to write your federal elected officials.

1.

Last week the House of Representatives  passed the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, which would block EPA regulations on greenhouse gas emissions: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/200096-house-votes-to-block-epa-regs-on-electricity-plants The roll call on this vote is available here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll106.xml

Whenever members of Congress vote on a bill, they’re putting themselves on record, and it’s a time when they pay close attention to how those votes registered with their constituents. Therefore, we’re urging all of you to send email messages AND handwritten letters to your representatives responding to their vote.

If your member voted AGAINST this bill, thank them for voting to uphold EPA regulations in view of the dire need to address climate change by cutting carbon emissions.

If your member voted FOR this bill, express your disappointment. Let them know that you would prefer that we address climate change with the market-based solution of a revenue-neutral carbon tax, but that in lieu of such a policy, EPA regulations are the next best option to reduce the risk of climate change. Suggest to them that if they don’t want to deal with climate change through regulations, they should support a carbon tax that gives revenue back to households.

Representatives Israel and Bishop voted AGAINST this bill. Representative King voted FOR this bill. (Rep. McCarthy was not present for the vote).

For mailing and emailing contact information, click here.

When you send your handwritten letter, please email Max so that we can tally the total letters sent.

2.

On Monday, 30 Senators held an all night talkathon to bring awareness to climate change (see details here and here). We are calling you to action to handwrite a Thank You note to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand who participated in this event. Thank them for their willingness to do what is right to protect our world for future generations and ask them to work with Senators Boxer and Sanders to pass a carbon tax with dividend with 100% of the revenue being returned to American households.

For mailing and emailing contact information, click here.

When you send your handwritten letter, please email Max so that we can tally the total letters sent.

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Posted in Action Alerts, Meetings, Write Letters to Reps

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