Let's not get distracted and give up on other important issues while the Republican Congresspersons and 45's administration flail about. We have to focus on the substance of their actions, not just the tweets and the shocking rhetoric.
- The Union of Concerned Scientists has some ready-made tweets to send to our senators.
- Save the EPA
- No Drilling on Public Lands: Republican senators are coming out against a CRA resolution that would repeal an Interior Department regulation governing oil and natural gas drilling on federal land, this has stalled it in the Senate. A measure canceling the rule passed the House in February on a vote of 221-191. Below is a list of some of the undecided Senators, pressure them to vote against the repeal, you can write to your Congresspersons using ResistBot or get their contact information here.
- U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine)
- Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)
- Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
- Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
- Senator Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.)
- Keystone XL Pipeline
- The Michigan Climate Action Network has an interesting approach for gathering signatures for its members to present to their legislators in D.C. and Lansing. Speaking of Michigan, get informed on Flint's water crisis--because despite the lapse in media coverage and the recent payout--it's still happening. Here's a Report by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission on Systemic Racism and the Flint Water Crisis.
Monday, March 27th at 8 p.m. EST: Join Credo Action and key issue leaders for a live strategy session on how to stop the Keystone pipeline. RSVP here.
Care AbouT Climate? Increase your involvement
- College friends of the Couch are working on the Youth Organizing Summit. The Youth Organizing Summit is looking for young political leaders to attend their upcoming conference in Washington, DC. Join Couch Activism at the Summit on April 27 & 28 in D.C. The Youth Organizing Summit will bring together the best and brightest grassroots organizers, movement allies, and funders from every corner of the country. They are teaming up with Planned Parenthood, NextGen Climate, Roosevelt Institute, and more to create a space for youth power to thrive and grow. At the Summit, attendees will build relationships with other organizers and funders; strengthen organizing skills for their teams; and help plan for mobilizing young people in 2017 and 2018.