At the Town Hall, Congressman Blumenauer was clear that this is an urgent time for climate action. “This is the decade of decision,” he said. “I hope this urgency will drive us to get everything we can in the Build Back Better Act.”
Climate change is already having a big impact on Oregon. Just this summer, we’ve experienced wildfire, drought, and heatwaves. As Congressman Blumenauer said at the Town Hall, “People need to hear how climate has made a difference in our lives. We can help make this real with a personal connection.”
Congress is currently deliberating the final details of the Build Back Better Act, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get millions of people back to work in good-paying, clean energy jobs, while putting the U.S. on the path to 100% clean energy by 2035. Despite the fact that three out of four voters supports these investments in clean energy and environmental justice, the oil and gas industry are spending millions of dollars trying to convince lawmakers to strip climate action out of the Build Back Better Act. We can’t let that happen!
This is our time to make sure that the final version of the Build Back Better Act includes strong investments in clean energy, justice, and jobs, with at least 40% of the benefits going to communities most impacted by climate change, like low-income communities and communities of color. Send an email to Congressman Blumenauer and Senators Wyden and Merkley, and encourage them to keep up the fight for a better future!
Please take action today so we can pass this once-in-a-generation opportunity for national climate action!
P.S. – A few weeks ago, we also had a Youth Climate Town Hall with Senator Ron Wyden! The next generation of climate activists are truly inspiring. You can watch the recording here!