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Americans Demand Climate Action

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In the Spring of 2010, nearly 100,000 hand-written letters and petitions demanding climate action were delivered to Congress. Here's what they said.

In the Spring of 2010, nearly 100,000 hand-written letters and petitions demanding climate action were delivered to Congress. Here's what they said.

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  • 1. 100,000 Letters To Congress Americans Demand Climate Action
  • 2. In the Spring of 2010, nearly 100,000 hand-written letters and petitions demanding climate action were delivered to Congress. Letters arrived from every state from citizens of all ages. Here are just a few examples of what you demanded . Image of letters in boxes
  • 3. By Susan & Hubert van Asch van Wyck Washington, CT “ We need to cap carbon pollution and solve our climate crisis.”
  • 4. By Kori Parr Salem, VA “… think of the melting ice of the poles, know that the clock is ticking.”
  • 5. By Erum Noman Anchorage, AK “ We should counter global warming… I worried a lot about my beautiful Alaska.”
  • 6. By Mark Barkan Brightwood, NJ “ It’s time to ignor[e] the lobby groups from Big Oil and Big Coal and listen to Big Voter.”
  • 7. By Kathleen Snyder Everett, WA “ It seems the window of opportunity for effecting change to minimize global warming is slipping by us.”
  • 8. By Sue Ordway Flagstaff, AZ “ Please support cap and trade legislation that seeks to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create green jobs.”
  • 9. By David Dittman Ellicott City, MD “ I have two children ages 13 and 23. I would like both of them to have a world to live in that has a stable environment.”
  • 10. By Rashad Shalazz Northdale, OH “ I am a young black male and I am concerned about not enough jobs in Ohio.”
  • 11. By Ellen Sachs Leicher Harvard, MA “ Green jobs are our future and several countries are already ahead of us.”
  • 12. By Linds Sanders Missoula, MT “ Thank you for your commitment to passing strong cap and trade legislation.”
  • 13. By Elliott Brown Collins, MS “ I encourage you to evaluate for yourself the overwhelming body of international scientific research that warns of the dangers of climate change.”
  • 14. By Jeff Bryant Chapel Hill, NC “ My kids deserve to live in a world with clean air, water and abundant natural resources…”
  • 15. By Cannon Hopey Cincinatti, OH “ I am a student worried about jobs. Clean-energy jobs are diverse, from engineers to construction workers.”
  • 16. By Anderson Crowley Cape Elizabeth, ME “ We need to stop financially supporting countries like Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations by buying their oil.”
  • 17. By Myia Parrott Garrad, OH “ I also worr[y] about jobs to take care of my kids. Green jobs fight poverty [&] raise living standards.”
  • 18. By Caroline Callahan Richmond, VA “ It’s time for a meaningful solution for the loss of American jobs! My father has been out of work for six years…”
  • 19. By Maya Muir Portland, OR “ I’m writing at the moment to simply urge you to continue your support of the environmental cause by working towards a bill to address climate change…”
  • 20. “ We want clean energy now!” By Jason Brown Portland, ME
  • 21. Have you written your Senators to support a strong climate and energy bill? http://www.edf.org/100KLetters

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