I'm passing this along on behalf of BCA's own Christi Cooper-Kuhn. An organization with which she's associated, Our Children's Trust (the group leading the way on atmospheric trust litigation), is holding a letter writing campaign directed at President Obama, calling on him to forge a national climate recovery plan. Check out this link and please consider participating!
- For Youth:Even if you’re not old enough to vote, or just voted for the first time this year, your story matters, your voice for your future matters, and the President should hear from you! Our friend, Jaime Lynn Butler, who is 11, wrote to President Obama six times and he wrote her a personal letter back. Let’s work together to make a powerful ask to the President: We want a National Climate Recovery Plan!
- For Adults: Following his re-election, President Obama said, “we want our children to live in an America...that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.” “With your stories and struggles,” President Obama will return to the White House “more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead.” And in the President’s own words: “But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizens in our Democracy does not end with your vote.” Now is the moment to demand climate action. A summer of fires and drought, and now Hurricane Sandy, have brought the climate crisis to the forefront of the media and back into the national dialogue. We need to keep up the momentum and compel government action. The President needs to hear from each of us, on behalf of the nation’s children, and the world’s children.