This is an Action Alert from the League of Women Voters of Oregon —
CLIMATE LEGISLATION IS OUR TOP ISSUE
Date: February 21, 2020
To: All League Members and Oregonians
From: Rebecca Gladstone, LWVOR President
Julie Chapman and Claudia Keith, Climate Portfolio
WE NEED SUPPORTERS IN THE CAPITOL DAILY
THESE NEXT TWO WEEKS
We want to be in the halls, in the House and Senate chambers, and in our legislators’ offices – making sure they know how important it is to pass climate legislation in 2020.
The Oregon Greenhouse Gas Initiative (SB 1530 and HB 4167 – identical bills) is broadly supported throughout the state. Thousands have submitted testimony and published opinion pieces, from public health providers, to your League. We recognize the urgency to address this Climate Crisis.
If you have legislators who might walkout over the climate bill, please contact them immediately to let them know how important it is to you that they remain to vote.
WE WILL MAKE SURE LEGISLATORS KNOW WE ARE COUNTING ON THEM TO VOTE!
Because schedules shift daily (even hourly now!), we encourage you to sign up for “Get Involved” updates from Renew Oregon, for the most up-to-date information on what is happening in the capitol. We rely on Renew Oregon, the large coalition LWVOR works with on climate legislation.
Thank you all for coming and joining us in Roseburg for the international Climate Strike! There was a great turn out! And thank you to our co-sponsors, the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition and Umpqua Watersheds, and the media for being there as well.
Jenny Carloni delivers Senator Merkley’s statement to the crowd. Photos below by Joe Ross.
Some cool links to today’s event:
Stuart Liebowitz with Douglas County Global Warming Coalition speaks to the climate crisis (YouTube video about 5 minutes long)
NOON to 1PM
On Garden Valley Blvd in Roseburg in front of Fred Meyer
Members of the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley, the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, and Umpqua Watersheds will join together to demand climate action. All are welcome to join in!
At 12:20PM, Jenny Carloni, President of the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will read a statement by Senator Merkley.
We will be part of a world-wide effort both here in the United States and across the globe demanding immediate action on the climate. Students in the United States and abroad will be walking out of their classrooms in solidarity as they raise their voices on the most critical issue of our time.
With the Amazon in flames, unprecedented hurricanes, rising sea levels and wildfires at home, the planet we call home is sending us a powerful message. And we must answer that call.