What is missing that could break the gridlock on Climate Change?
The unified voice of the Elders!
We are a campaign, a movement of elders committed to making our voices heard...to change our nation’s energy policies while there is still time to avoid catastrophic changes in the Earth’s climate.
If you are concerned about the legacy you are leaving behind for future generations, then YOU are an elder.
Because of this concern and because we are the largest voting bloc, we elders are in an unique position to influence national policy and can use that power to push for new energy policies that will reduce greenhouse gases to a level consistent with life thriving on our planet.
Elders Climate Action is calling on elders to take the pledge and stand together behind our common commitment to restoring a livable climate for future generations. Through this unified voice we can create the political will necessary to break through the gridlock.
Help Create A Vision and Plan for the Next Elders Action on Climate Day in Washington: June 22nd
With your participation and/or support, we brought a voice of elders to the halls of Congress last September.
Now we are reaching out to you to help lay the groundwork for taking our call for action on climate to the next level.
We have decided that repeating Grandparents Climate Action Day this September would not likely be productive because the Presidential and Congressional elections will drown out everything else.
So we want to focus on holding our next big Washington Lobby Day in the Spring of 2017, which should be a great time to impress upon a new administration and a new Congress the call of elders to protect future generations.
On June 22nd, at a location to be determined in the Washington area, we will meet to create a vision for GCAD 2017, set goals, and begin to create an action plan. We want your input into this planning.
The Citizens Climate Lobby Conference: June 19th and 20th
A delegation of ECA members will also participate in the Citizens Climate Lobby Conference on June 19th and 20th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington; This conference is the best way to get up to date on the efforts to pass carbon fee and dividend legislation - our #1 priority for combatting climate change. Elders Climate Action members are eligible for a 10% discount on the conference registration fee.
Congressional Lobbying: June 21st.
On June 21st, the ECA members who have attended the CCL Conference will team up for lobbying visits to our Members of Congress.
Please let us know how you are interested in participating. That will help us arrange for housing options and meeting space. Sign Up Now!
Elders Climate Action Announces a New Effort:
Despite the fact that humanity is facing the greatest threat to the wellbeing of future generations in human history - and the fact that the United States is crucial to any hope for a solution - in the first phase of this year's national campaign season, climate change has barely been mentioned.
This year, we Americans will be electing a new president, a third of the Senate and the entire House of Representatives. If we are to hope to make significant progress after the election, we must do everything we can to raise the issue of climate change in the election campaign. That responsibility falls especially to elders, who throughout human history are the people who have had a long view and commitment to future generations. Just as Iroquois elders called for attention to the seventh generation, so must elders today speak out on behalf of the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
To accomplish that, we need elders in as many Congressional districts as possible to participate.
Here's how you can participate in this project:
- Join with one or two other concerned elders in your area to ask your candidates for Congress to complete our ECA candidates' questionnaire on climate change.
- Find ways to encourage candidates to complete the questionnaire.
- Let people in your community know about the ECA Candidates Climate Project and the candidates' responses.
- There are also other ways you can help ECA make a difference on climate change
Let us know how you'll get involved by filling out our Congressional Candidates Climate Project 2016 Volunteer Form.
Join us on our next Volunteer Call. RSVP NOW!
Future generations are depending on all of us!
Guiding Principle for the ECA Congressional Climate Project
This campaign is a part of Elders Climate Action's long term commitment to achieving national policies that will reverse the accumulation of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere in time to preserve a livable planet for the grandchildren and all life. Therefore a critical goal for us is to create relationships of respect and appreciation with all members of Congress so we can work effectively with them after the election. We do not endorse candidates, nor express preferences for candidates. We simply urge ALL candidates to commit to action on climate change.
Grandparents Climate Action Day 2015
The first annual Grandparents Climate Action Day in Washington DC on September 9 & 10th, 2015 was a huge success with over 100 grandparents joining together on behalf of the climate. Get the full recap by watching the Webcast which features highlights from the two day gathering, keynote speakers, and scenes from the flash mob! Watch the webcast now. Join us and stay connected to learn about future Elders Climate Action Events in 2016!
Read the May 2016 newsletter or to read our previous newsletters click here.
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