For the 2018 Mid-Term Election, ECA Members Asked Candidates for Office to Support Climate Legislation and to Sign the ECA Climate Action Pledge.
Members of Elders Climate Action took to the streets, town halls, and candidate forums to ask candidates for office to make a commitment to climate action by signing the ECA Candidates Pledge Climate Action 2018. We asked candidates to work with others to adopt legislation that will reduce greenhouse gases to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time and the United States cannot afford to cede its leadership in addressing it.
Climate Pledge: “I recognize that climate change poses a threat to the health of our citizens, our economic growth, our reputation as a world leader and our national security. I will engage with my fellow elected officials at a Local, State and Federal level to support climate legislation and regulatory policies to avoid the potentially devastating social, economic, and national security impacts of climate change. I recognize that such legislation can support economic growth by stimulating technological innovation, development of a more resilient infrastructure and increasing domestic employment.”
See who signed the Candidates Pledge for Climate Action in 2018
Thank you to all of the Candidates who made a commitment to taking legislative action on climate change. Please continue to contact your Members of Congress and State and Local Representatives to push for climate action. The future for our grandchildren, future generations and all life depend greatly on the choices we make and actions take today.
*Please note that this pledge does not constitute an endorsement of candidates by Elders Climate Action or Elders Action Network.