Climate change and its effects threaten the physical, psychological, and economic well-being of our nation. It disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities, including youth, that have contributed the least to climate change-causing emissions.
The League of Women Voters (LWV) believes that climate change is a serious threat facing our nation and planet. LWV supports climate goals and policies consistent with the best available climate science to ensure a stable climate system for future generations.
In July of this year, Congress reintroduced vital legislation known as the Children’s Fundamental Rights and Climate Recovery Resolution. This resolution recognizes the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on the health, economic opportunities, and fundamental rights of children in the US. It also acknowledges the need for a national, just, comprehensive, and science-based climate recovery plan to meet necessary emissions reduction targets and stabilize the climate system. The League has endorsed this resolution, but we need your help in telling Congress that this crisis requires bold action now.
Do not let future generations inherit the climate crisis. Urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Children’s Fundamental Rights and Recovery Resolution to address climate change and protect our youth’s rights and future!