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Congress Call-In Day, Friday June 9, 2017!

Dear volunteers/friends,
If you’ve been disappointed by some current events regarding climate change, then this is for you! Friday’s the day I’m calling my U.S. Senators and Representative to respectfully ask them to support carbon fee and dividend. Will you join me? Early next week members of Houston’s local CCL groups along with nearly a thousand of our fellow Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers will be in D.C. to lobby on behalf of all of us, and our phone calls will help underscore that we want strong and timely legislation. Especially right now, every single call or letter counts! Our chapter’s goals: 3 completed calls per person, with a record of at least 20 calls made. Won’t you please help us reach that by calling too?

It will take just a few minutes to make each call. You can get the script and phone numbers using this handy online calling tool: http://cclusa.org/callcongress

Or you can call using these numbers and the scripts below:

Representative Rep. Al Green (D-TX-09): 202-225-7508

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX): 202-224-2934

Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): 202-224-5922

Whichever way you make the call, would you please let me know when you’ve done it, so we can track our progress towards reaching our goal? paul.suckow@gmail.com or 832-231-8373

Thank you so much! It’s up to you and me to persuade Congress to take action and I’m so grateful we are side by side!

Signed

Paul M. Suckow, Volunteer Chapter Leader

Citizen’s Climate Lobby – Houston SW – Missouri City

5738 Cartagena Street

Houston, Texas 77035-2510

832-231-8373

 

PS if you feel uncomfortable cold-calling your representatives in government, feel free to call my number and I’ll be your sounding board. Practice makes perfect, and your genuine message to Congress makes all the difference.

PPS don’t forget to set aside time to attend our regular chapter monthly meeting on the second Saturday, June 10 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. All details will follow in tomorrow’s email!

Script with Admiration, Respect and Gratitude for our Democratic Congressman Al Green:

I’m a constituent and I’m calling about climate change.

Would you like my address to confirm I’m a constituent?

I want my Congressman Al Green to find ways to work across the aisle on bipartisan legislation which enacts Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s carbon fee and dividend proposal.

Congress should be moving strongly forward on solving the climate problem, rather than pulling back.

This is a very important issue to me because…..

(Your own personal reasons are the most important…suggestions are just to get you started…)

??? (I’m concerned about environmental injustice that lack of action creates for every citizen of the future and for citizens of color and lower incomes today who are most in harm’s way.)

??? (clean tech is our future and needs to be cheaper than fossil fuels ASAP)…

??? (coral reefs are amazing and we may now have lost the biggest one on Earth)…

??? (we all need access to clean water, and sea level rise, droughts, floods and fires damage water quality and sustainable supplies)…

??? (snow leopards, turtles and polar bears are awesome, like so many amazing species on the move as climate zones shift, including we humans)…

??? (the amount of damage from Hurricanes and other extreme weather is only becoming more serious due to where we choose to live and climate change)…

??? (I like winter sports, which climate change threatens)…

??? (I care about our State and National Parks and Forests, under threat from fire and heat, and lack of visitors)…

??? (I am alarmed by the number of children with asthma, which studies have linked to African dust storms made worse by climate change)…

??? (the Paris agreement was in itself insufficient without greater participation, and now the USA has proposed to abandon even that insufficient action!)…

Don’t forget to add your respect, thanks and admiration for the difficult job Al is doing to represent us in the government of the United States of America.

Figure 1 source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/07/caring-about-climate-change-its-time-to-build-a-bridge-between-data-and-emotion

 

Admirably Grateful and Respectful Script for our Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz:

I’m a constituent and I’m calling about climate change.

Would you like my address to confirm I’m a constituent?

I want Senator John Cornyn/Ted Cruz to sponsor bipartisan legislation which enacts Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s carbon fee and dividend proposal.

Congress should be moving strongly forward on solving the climate problem, rather than pulling back.

This is a very important issue to me because…..

(Your own personal reasons are the most important…suggestions are just to get you started…)

??? (the science is clear, responsible action is required, and only becomes harder to address as time goes by)…

??? (bees are pretty important to us, and we grow a lot of stuff here in Texas and nearby in Mexico)…

??? (I care about Texas’ natural heritage and its great outdoors)…

??? (I’m really worried about the costly floods we’ve had during big rain events)…

??? (Texas’ agriculture, health, water supply, infrastructure and more is threatened by climate change)…

??? (I love shrimp creole, and Gulf shrimp are having trouble breeding in the warmer water)…

??? (I need my coffee in the morning, Houston has a decent coffee industry, and supply could shrink due to climate change)…

??? (Texas oil industry is linked with Alaska’s, where permafrost is melting and threatening the pipelines)…

??? (natural disaster numbers have doubled in a few decades – and 90 percent of them are weather related, with climate change causing greater destruction to property and loss of life)…

??? (physical outcomes of the energy and lifestyle policy choices we make today will linger way past our lifetime or even that of our nation, a huge responsibility)…

??? (I care about human health)…

Don’t forget to add your respect, thanks and admiration for the difficult job they are doing to represent us in the government of the United States of America.

 

 

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