ECA In Action

Here you can find some of the actions ECA has organized since we began.  We have many plans for 2018 and hope you will join us!

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2017 Elders Climate Action Day, Washington, DC 

Education, inspiration and Congressional Visits


We Came, We learned, We Got Inspired, and We Took ACTION!!!


Elders from all over the US spent two days in Washington DC learning about climate change, being inspired by others and taking action.   See the ECAD 2017 program here.

On the second day of Elders Climate Action Day, 22 groups of ECA members visited the offices of all 535 Members of Congress to ask that they pledge to make climate change legislation a priority. Congressional staff noted that, unlike most visitors to their offices, we were not there to benefit ourselves, but for the benefit of young adults, children and future generations. This helped to affirm our belief in the power of Elder action.

The next day, we joined  hundreds of thousands of participants  in the People’s Climate March. Surrounded by young people in the “Guardians of the Future” section, we marched to protect our grandchildren, future generations and all life.   

Watch Leslie on Democracy Now!  Talking about the work of ECA at the Climate March 2017.

2015 Grandparents Climate Action Day, Washington, DC

Education, inspiration and Congressional Visits

Grandparents Climate Action Day 2015

The first Grandparents Climate Action Day in, 2015, drew over 100 elders  to Washington, DC to show Members of Congress and political leaders what an important issue climate change is. We were inspired and informed by many expert speakers including  Dr. James Hansen, Former Head of NASA & Director of the Program of Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions at Columbia University,  For many of us, it was our first experience in DC activism!  We were very excited to learn that we could just walk into our Congress members offices and speak to staff and in many cases the Congress member!  We were thrilled to participate in our Democracy in this way!

Additional ECA Actions

Over the past two years, ECA members have initiated and participated in a number of direct actions, such as:

  • 2016 Congressional Candidates Climate Project
  • 2016- 2017 Elders Climate Voter Pledge
  • 2017 Campaign To Stop the Scott Pruitt Nomination as Administrator of the EPA
  • Letter writing campaigns to Congress

Members have also been actively engaged in a variety of national, local and state-focused actions through local chapters and in collaboration with ECA’s partner organizations.

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