Call Lawmakers to Demand Climate Action

Congress is expected to vote in the coming weeks on the biggest climate legislation we've ever seen. This is a historic opportunity and we need all hands on deck to pass the Build Back Better Act.

This $3.5 trillion reconciliation package would create good jobs, address environmental justice, and begin to tackle the climate crisis with the urgency that science demands. It would invest billions in wind, solar and efficiency to move us toward 100% renewable energy; create a Civilian Climate Corps; invest billions in electric vehicle charging stations and EV rebates; modernize the electrical grid; and make major investments in environmental justice communities. 

But fossil fuel interests are doing everything they can to try to stop the bill and are pressuring Members of Congress to water down this language and climate provisions. These special interests have succeeded in delaying action on climate change for decades. We cannot let them succeed in watering down these bills.

Congress must hear from everyone who supports ambitious climate action right NOW.

With our planet, our children and grandchildren's futures hanging in the balance, we simply cannot afford to squander this opportunity to pass the boldest climate legislation we've seen in our lifetimes.

We Are Running Out of Time to Pass the Budget Reconciliation Package

Now is a critical time to use your voice and make sure your lawmakers know that their constituents demand big, bold investments in climate action. Please take a couple of minutes to call your Members of Congress. Calls like these can make a huge difference, and we will need all pro-climate legislators on board in order to pass this bill, which could be voted on as soon as next week. 

Call your Representatives Today and Report Your Call

Here's what to do:

1. If you don't know your U.S. Representative, look them up here.

2. Then, dial (202) 224-3121. Ask the switchboard operator to connect you directly with your Representative, and then with your Senators Stabenow and Peters.

3. When you reach their office, ask to talk to their policy staff that work on climate change. If you aren't able to speak with them, leave a message.

Below are our suggested talking points to say once you are connected. 

4. Lastly, be sure to REPORT YOUR CALL belowso we know how many calls are getting through!

"Hi, my name is _____. I’m a constituent of yours and I care deeply about climate change. I am calling to urge you to pass the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill with full funding for all climate programs. Michigan is already experiencing the impacts of climate change, like the severe storms and flooding that impacted thousands of people this summer. Climate scientists have made clear with the latest IPCC report that we only have a narrow window to stabilize the climate, and to do so we must pass the climate investments in this budget proposal!

I urge you to support the full $3.5 trillion budget proposal with all climate investments intact, including investments in solar and wind to get us to 100% renewable electricity by 2035; electric vehicle charging stations; a Civilian Climate Corps, and major investments in environmental justice. Thank you for your time!"

 
Thank you for using your voice during this crucial window for federal climate justice action!

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  • Patrick Curley
    endorsed 2021-10-06 13:23:50 -0400
    The future of our planet is in our hands, we can do this!
  • Colin Bohash
    endorsed 2021-10-06 13:23:27 -0400
  • Caroline Sévilla
    endorsed 2021-10-06 13:13:11 -0400
  • Bradford Krull
    endorsed 2021-10-06 11:45:52 -0400
    Climate weather disruption is here. Can humanity survive when always profits over common sense?
  • Ryan Ellis
    endorsed 2021-09-30 11:46:05 -0400
    I called representative Meijer, Senator Peters, and Senator Stabenow and spoke with their assistants. I urged them to pass the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill including all climate investments. Our future generations lives depend on this!
  • Kathleen Doyle
    endorsed 2021-09-24 17:59:13 -0400
    I called Rep. Meijer and spoke to an aide. Dialog, time is of the essence, please support the $3.5 trillion to act on climate change action for our children, grandchildren, the environment and the animals. I urge Rep. Meijer to support the Budget Reconciliation Package. It was a pleasant conversation. I asked for a response. I called Sen. Stabenow and Sen. Peters and left a message for both since there was no answer only a message taker. I asked for a response.
  • Robert M LaPorte
    endorsed 2021-09-23 15:42:39 -0400
    I called Rep Jack Bergman, & both Senators Stabenow and Peters. Requesting they support the Biden’s administration budget of $3.5 trillion, and to put though a carbon fee with dividend to American Families
  • Julie Wash
    endorsed 2021-09-23 09:57:31 -0400
    I called Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Senators Stabenow and Peters. Left messages about the importance of respecting the power they have to make a collective difference in climate change as elected representatives. The time is now.
  • Amy Moore
    endorsed 2021-09-23 06:55:47 -0400
  • Analicia Hazelby
    endorsed 2021-09-22 23:02:04 -0400
  • Cresha A
    endorsed 2021-09-22 14:20:17 -0400
    Spoke to Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence’s office, and left messages for Senators Peter and Stabenow. For the last two, I wish I spoke to their aides – I think pressing “0” would have patched me through?
  • Cathy Muha
    endorsed 2021-09-22 13:48:13 -0400
    No financial cost is too great to tackle climate change.
  • Denise Walker
    @dwa639 tweeted link to this page. 2021-09-22 12:04:40 -0400
    We're running out of time. Please call your representatives to demand bold climate action at the federal level, now! https://www.miclimateaction.org/call_lawmakers_to_demand_climate_action?recruiter_id=45752
  • Denise Walker
    endorsed 2021-09-22 12:04:24 -0400
  • Katherine Heins
    endorsed 2021-09-22 11:53:27 -0400
    Had to leave messages with Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters. Rep. Bergman’s aide was laughing as he took my message.
  • Janet Zahn
    @JanetZahn tweeted link to this page. 2021-09-22 11:19:37 -0400
    We're running out of time. Please call your representatives to demand bold climate action at the federal level, now! https://www.miclimateaction.org/call_lawmakers_to_demand_climate_action?recruiter_id=47373
  • Janet Zahn
    endorsed 2021-09-22 11:19:16 -0400
  • Ash269
    @antispesita tweeted link to this page. 2021-09-22 11:18:04 -0400
    We're running out of time. Please call your representatives to demand bold climate action at the federal level, now! https://www.miclimateaction.org/call_lawmakers_to_demand_climate_action?recruiter_id=47372
  • Caroline Sévilla
    endorsed 2021-09-22 11:17:38 -0400
  • Emily Green
    published this page in Take Action 2021-09-22 10:38:56 -0400

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