Did You Hear What She Said About Us?
By Mike Hersh for Donna, Mike F., Judy, Janis, Deb, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Dr. Bill—Your PDA National Team
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) welcomed Climate Champion Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to Denver, Colorado last week.“PDA has been a tremendous partner on spreading the word on these important issues,” she told PDA activists and our allies advocating for her legislation, the OFF Fossil Fuels for a Healthy Future Act (HR 3671).
Tulsi urged us to continue to “move with a purpose” as we focus on core issues like the climate emergency, immigration, peace, and healthcare as a human right. “Energy coming from organizations like yours calling their Congressional members and asking them to cosponsor the OFF Act or other legislation makes a big difference,” she explained.
PDA is focusing on key campaigns to make the maximize our effectiveness: “Healthcare Not Warfare”. ”Windmills Not Weapons”, “Justice Or Bust”—along with helping our endorsed progressive candidates win primaries and elections. We’re advocating for healthcare as a human right, stopping global warming, promoting peace and justice, as well as helping to elect leaders who are committed to prevail on these critically important issues—and we have done so since our founding in 2004.
No crisis is more serious than climate change. The science is clear. The need to address the climate emergency is clear. We cannot delay. We cannot keep pouring tons of warming pollution into our atmosphere. Scientists predict more massive and more deadly storms this hurricane season as just one of the dire consequences of global warming. The window to act is closing. We must make up for lost time by getting off fossil fuels rapidly. We must act decisively now to end our deadly addiction to fossil fuels.
We agree with Tulsi when she says, “Twenty-first century problems demand twenty-first century solutions. By investing in green technologies and ending corporate hand outs to the fossil fuel industry, we can grow the economy, create jobs, and protect our environment. The promise of a clean energy economy is one of skilled, good-paying jobs, advanced and sustainable infrastructure, and clean and safe neighborhoods.”
That’s why we’re calling on you to join us supporting Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Off Fossil Fuels for a Healthy Future (OFF) Act. Click here to tell your Representative to cosponsor the OFF Act.Then, please pitch in to support PDA’s Stop Global Warming Efforts by check or card. Money tight? Then volunteer for our Climate Emergency Action Team.
PDA activists joined other environmentalists pushing for the strongest possible Climate planks in the 2016 Democratic Party Platform—solutions that would modernize and clean up our energy sector while creating countless sustainable, living wage jobs. We were instrumental in the drafting of the OFF Act, working with lead sponsor Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. When the OFF Act becomes law, we will aggressively move toward 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2035.
In the face of climate denial and inaction at the highest levels, we must and can save our planet from the ravages of irreversible climate catastrophe, one city at a time. Join PDA’s efforts to combat climate change on the ground, in city council chambers, in state legislatures, and in the halls of Congress.
We’re working with our allies to move proactively on climate. To do so most effectively, we would like to identify a core group of climate activists who will work with our PDAction leaders to make sure we do not lose our momentum. Our Congressional champions like Tulsi Gabbard continue to push forward on climate and environmental issues, and they will succeed of they can count on your engagement in the process.
Mike Hersh for Donna, Mike F., Judy, Janis, Deb, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Dr. Bill—Your PDA National Team
P.S. We need your help now. Please sign up with our Climate Emergency Action Team. No time to volunteer? Please donate $500, $50, or whatever you can afford now to help PDA and our allies implement climate solutions.