Fall is just around the corner, which means summer 2021 is coming to an end. And, wow, what a summer it was. Climate change has made Oregon summers dangerous and unpredictable. When I was a kid (way back in the 90’s and early 2000’s), summers were mild, pleasant, and rarely over 90 degrees. We could play outside all day, in the sun or beneath the trees, and never worry about heat exhaustion. These days, deadly 100+ degree heatwaves and wildfire smoke keep kids inside for long stretches of the summer, and can be deadly to older folks and people who work outside in the heat. But we don’t have to sit back and let it keep getting worse. We can–and need–to take action.
A great first step? Signing up to learn more at our Climate Town Hall with Congressman Blumenauer on September 17th at 12pm. Climate champ Congressman Earl Blumenauer will be talking to us about the Build Back Better Act, and answering questions about how you can get involved in the fight for national climate action. RSVP and submit your question here!
The Build Back Better Act is one of our greatest hopes–it has the potential to transition our country to clean energy, create new jobs, and invest in the communities most impacted by climate change. This once-in-a-generation opportunity is likely to go to a final vote in less than a month, not long after our Climate Town Hall with Congressman Blumenauer on September 17th. Make sure you RSVP so you can stay in the loop! We’ll send you the Zoom link closer to the event.
Virtual town halls are a great way to connect with your lawmakers, hear from fellow constituents, and learn more about the issues you care about. I hope you can join us! I personally met Congressman Blumenauer at LCV’s lobby day in Washington D.C. a few years ago, and I can tell you that he’s incredibly friendly, dedicated, and truly passionate about climate work. He even stopped to pose for a picture with us, and talk to us about climate action in Oregon.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to invite friends and family to join in the town hall, too.