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Support the most Comprehensive Climate Change Resolution

Dear Supporter,

Back in 2013 People Demanding Action Board members envisioned a resolution that would do something that had never been done before; they wanted to truly integrate climate change and climate justice and call for zero carbon emissions by 2050. This vision is embodied in H Res 540 the Zero Carbon Emissions legislation introduced by Representative Raul Grijalva. Please sign on today and show your support for this resolution.

We the undersigned fully endorse the climate resolution put forth by the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). In order to ensure a more equitable and sustainable future in the 21st century:

This resolution recognizes:

We are already on the brink of disaster. As the resolution states, global atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide exceeded 400 parts per million in 2015, a level not reached in at least 800,000 years. Department of Defense and the National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens United States national and global security because it will lead to further violent conflicts, exacerbated by lack of access to resources and competition over the few remaining resources in areas already marred by violence. Water scarcity, food insecurity, and increased conflicts will lead to increasing numbers of refugees, increased poverty, and mass extinctions of species. These events will further destabilize regions already immersed in conflict and will create new areas of conflict around the world. 

Climate change disproportionately impacts low-income communities and communities of color in the United States and throughout the world. These communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change events, and their areas suffer dangerous levels of exposure to dirty fossil fuels and other pollutants (including the dirtiest coal-fired power plants.) These communities have fewer resources to recover from disasters; climate change exacerbates already existing socioeconomic inequality.

Climate change is hazard to our children’s health and is deepening racial inequality. Low-income communities and communities of color experience far more incidents of health problems, even death, as a result of exposure to toxins. The resolution states: “African-Americans are three times more likely to die from asthma-related causes than the White population; Latino children in the United States are 40 percent more likely to die from asthma than non-Latino Whites; and American Indian/Alaska Native children are 80 percent more likely to have asthma as non-Hispanic White children.”

Please add your name to this petition.

Russell Greene, President
Andrea Miller, Executive Director

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