Calling all climate activists!
Tuesday, August 3rd, more than 110 green, community, labor and faith groups recently released a letter urging President Biden and Congressional Democrat leaders to fund a 10-year, $42 trillion ecosocialist Green New Deal far larger than the $3.5 trillion stimulus package target pushed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Senator Schumer says he intends to bring his $3.5 trillion economic stimulus package up for an initial vote before the August recess. It will need only 50 votes in the Senate. We need to urge the Democrats to support a much more robust climate investment – this may be our last best chance for game-changing funding, with the GOP likely regaining control of at least one House in 2022 (Note that the House is already in recess and probably will not vote until September. Also, this stimulus is in addition to the bipartisan infrastructure package they have agreed to).
What you can do:
- Call/email Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at (202) 224-6542.
Phone message and/or email: “Please vote to immediately fund an ecosocialist Green New Deal with an annual $4.1 trillion investment for ten years. We need to declare a climate emergency to mobilize the nation’s resources to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. We need an economic bill of rights that provides living wage jobs for all, improved and expanded Medicare for all, and invests in public education and housing.“
- Contact President Joe Biden online, or the comments line at 202-456-1111 during business hours. Or call the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414.
- Contact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. DC: (202) 225-4965; San Francisco: (415) 556 4862;Email her here.
- Sign a petition here that will send an email to your Congress members.
- Tweet! Sample Tweet: We need Congress (@chuckschumer, @SpeakerPelosi) to fund ecosocialist #GreenNewDeal with annual $4.1 trillion for ten years. Pres @JoeBiden must declare a #climateemergency, zero carbon emissions by 2030, stop fossil fuels.
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