A recent New York Times article, “Cracking Washington’s Gridlock to Save the Planet,” provides a wonderful introduction to the work of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). It includes the story of how volunteers helped to facilitate the creation of the House Climate Solutions Caucus. The article opens with this striking endorsement:
When Congress finally passes major legislation to curb carbon emissions...to reduce the environmental and economic harm caused by climate change. Americans will owe a big thank you to the perseverance and discipline of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Today, over 900 CCL volunteers (including two from Fresno), will be on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to pass carbon fee and dividend legislation. All who are concerned about global warming can be part of this national effort by contacting their members of Congress and telling them to work together to solve this problem.
This is our democracy. Let’s stand together and respectfully tell Congress what we want ... a stable climate and a healthier, more livable world.
Connie Young, Fresno