Huge Victory For The Environment

Nov 13, 2018

By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America

Support PDA’s Work To Stop Global Warming

Sign The Climate Justice Petition

We’re exhausted from our campaign activities, but one bright spot is that the House Democratic majority will take away the gavels of leadership from climate deniers and pawns of the petrochemical corporations. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) looks forward to working with Congress members to protect our climate and environment with much more impact, now that our friends and allies will chair committees and initiate the budget process in Congress.

Fracking, pipelines, mining, drilling—all of these and all other carbon extraction methods threaten our climate and our drinking water, as well as our land, sea, and air. We will help draft and gain support for legislation to stop the poisoning and overheating of our planet. We have no other choice. We must adopt 100% clean, renewable energy, and keep fossil fuels safely in the ground.

Support PDA’s Climate Organizing

Sign The Climate Justice Petition

Policy-makers have no excuse to block decisive action! We’ve known about the worsening environmental crisis for several decades. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s alarming book Silent Spring warned us. Marie Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” explained it with passionate melody back in 1971:

Woo ah, mercy mercy me
Ah things ain’t what they used to be, no no

Where did all the blue skies go?
Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east

Woo mercy, mercy me, mercy father
Ah things ain’t what they used to be, no no

Oil wasted on the ocean and upon our seas, fish full of mercury….

We must act to confront the climate emergency now. Delay is not an option. Denial is not an option. Despair is not an option. Please join PDA acting decisively now! Support our efforts with a generous donation now. Money short? Then contact Mike “Phone Guy” Fox to sign up to make easy, effective mobilizing phone calls.

Recently, the world’s leading climate scientists warned that we have only 12 years to achieve the massive transformation needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change. If governments don’t agree on strong guidelines for the Paris Agreement this year, our next chance won’t be until 2023. That’s far too late for millions of people around the world, many of whom are already experiencing climate change’s devastation.

PDA believes the Paris Agreement doesn’t go nearly far enough to address the climate crisis. Join PDA supporting the drive to 100% renewable energy and opposing carbon-based fuel, especially the incredibly destructive process of cracking apart the bedrock of the planet to extract carbon fuel known as Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking. Get involved now, before it’s too late.

Contact Mike “Phone Guy” Fox to sign up to make important movement mobilizing phone calls and contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal to get help organizing in your area. Too busy to volunteer? Then pitch in now to support our climate mobilizing efforts.

In solidarity,

Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dr. Bill, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team

P.S. Contact Mike “Phone Guy” Fox to sign up to make easy, effective phone calls from yoir own home. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need any help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal.