I urge you to care for our common home and future generations by supporting the Climate Action Now Act, H.R. 9, and reaffirming U.S. commitment to address climate change by voting yes.
This climate bill is an important first step that would demonstrate that Congress is making climate action a priority.
H.R. 9 would acknowledge the United States’ commitment under the international Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon pollution by 26 to 28% (from 2005 levels) by 2025, requiring the President to develop and submit to Congress a plan on how to achieve this goal.
At a time when our nation and the world, especially vulnerable populations, are feeling the effects of increasing floods, wildfires, and other extreme weather events, we urgently need global climate action that will protect humanity and our common home by leading us toward a sustainable, clean energy future.
Pope Francis published his ecology encyclical, Laudato Si’, in advance of the 2015 Parish Climate Change Conference. In it, he drew special attention to the importance of international negotiations and global climate action for the common good. He wrote, “Reducing greenhouse gases requires honesty, courage, and responsibility, above all on the part of those countries which are most powerful and pollute the most.” (Laudato Si’, n.169)
As your constituent, I ask you to exercise leadership and courage to care for our common home and future generations by supporting H.R. 9 and reaffirming the United States’ commitment to addressing climate change.