Tell Rep. Garamendi: Fight climate change in the NDAA
This week’s actions include calling on Representative Garamendi to use his voice on the Armed Services Committee to ensure The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2022 addresses Climate-Related Threats to National Security. It’s time we rethink national security in terms of the real threats from climate change and not by placing the Pentagon in charge of our national response but by shifting some resources toward addressing them. We need to let Garamendi know his support for the Defense Department’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint is a good first step but that it alone is nowhere near enough. Rising sea levels, desertification, killer storms, famines, and lethal heat waves, are all going to affect people and foreign governments in ways that will create – or be perceived as creating – national security threats. Our response must prioritize aid and assistance to protect the lives and livelihoods of people around the world who are suffering from the ravages of climate change.
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Remind Senator Feinstein to Keep to Her Staff’s Promise!
Sample Call Script for Sen. FEINSTEIN:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a constituent from [CITY, zip code] and I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.
I’m urging Senator Feinstein to keep the promise State Director, Jim Lazarus, made to us in early April. He promised she will get S.1—the For the People Act—to the Senate floor for a full vote.
Lazarus promised she will not let it be blocked by a Republican filibuster or stripped of its key provisions.
Voting rights are under attack across the country. We need Senator Feinstein to step up for S1 now to protect our freedom to vote. Thank you.
Rep. Garamendi: Fight Climate Change in the FY2022 NDAA
Sample Call Script:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] from [YOUR CITY, ZIP]
I am calling to make sure that Congressman Garamendi uses his voice on the Armed Services Committee to ensure that The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2022 addresses the real climate-related threats to national security.
Mitigating the impact on military and national defense infrastructure is not enough; reducing and mitigating military activities that cause global warming must accelerate. We must reject strategies of ‘fortress America’ and use our national defense resources to address a global challenge — not by placing the Pentagon in charge of our national response but by shifting some resources toward addressing them.
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