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TIME FOR ACTION

ABC's of Enviromental Action

Are you concerned about climate change but do not know what you can do about it? Your Environmental Committee has some great ideas for you! Take action TODAY and follow the ABC’s.
Increase your Awareness and Build coalitions. Create the political will.

  1. Submit your application for an upcoming Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training. Go to climaterealityproject.org for the application. 
The conference is free (some meals are included), but you are responsible for your transportation and your hotel. Former US Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore is usually there to teach you himself, and you will meet amazing, like-minded people who want to make a difference, like you! If you have questions, you can email Regina Gomez at envirolwv@gmail.com.
 
Las Vegas, Nevada: March 8-10, 2020
            The deadline to submit your online application for the Las Vegas training is February 5.
San Antonio, Texas: April 14-16, 2020 (apply by 2/28)
Raleigh, North Carolina: June 29-July 1, 2020
Detroit, Michigan: August 11-13, 2020
Orlando, Florida: September 3-4, 2020
  1. We have some funds budgeted to help sponsor member trainings.  Please contact Presidnt Heidi Graham at info.lwvah@gmail.com if you are interested and need assistance.
  2. Visit your Environmental Committee’s table at our upcoming LWVAH Primary Candidate Forum 2020 on February 22 at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (3PM). Meet our members. Learn about solutions that you can act on immediately. Join the Climate Voter Campaign and help us to spread the word during this critically important election year.
  3. Call or email your representative today to support the IL Clean Energy Jobs Act. It is time for the citizens of Illinois to demand a sustainable future.

 
FROM LWVIL:
ACTION
Ask your State Representative to support HB3624 Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). If your State Representative is listed below, thank them for sponsoring the bill. If their name is not on the list below, please ask them to sponsor the bill.
CURRENT HOUSE SPONSORS
Carol AmmonsJaime M. Andrade, Jr.,  Luis ArroyoKambium Buckner,  
Kelly M. BurkeJonathan CarrollKelly M. CassidyJohn ConnorDeb Conroy,  
Terra Costa HowardAnthony DeLucaDaniel DidechMary Edly-AllenSara FeigenholtzRobyn GabelJennifer Gong-GershowitzWill GuzzardiMichael Halpin
Sonya M. HarperGregory HarrisBarbara HernandezElizabeth Hernandez
Frances Ann HurleyYehiel M. KalishLindsey LaPointeTheresa Mah
Natalie A. ManleyRobert MartwickJoyce MasonRita Mayfield
Debbie Meyers-Martin,Anna MoellerBob MorganMartin J. Moylan,  Aaron M. OrtizDiane PappasDelia C. RamirezRobert RitaLamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Justin SlaughterNicholas K. SmithAnne Stava-MurrayCurtis J. Tarver, II
André ThapediKarina VillaCelina VillanuevaMark L. WalkerLawrence Walsh, Jr.
Grant WehrliEmanuel Chris WelchMaurice A. West, IIAnn M. Williams
Jawaharial WilliamsKathleen WillisSam YinglingMichael J. Zalewski

LEAGUE POSITION
The League supports the preservation of the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the ecosystem and maximum protection of public health and the environment.
WHY IT MATTERS 
The CEJA would put Illinois on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2050, cut carbon from the power sector by 2030, reduce the equivalent of 1 million gasoline and diesel powered vehicles from the road and create jobs and economic opportunity. Read more on the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Fact Sheet.


Not quite last, and definitely not least…
One of the most important things you must do if we are to move the needle on our community’s perception on climate change is to TALK about it. Why do YOU care about climate change? Talking about climate change normalizes the issue. The League and the scientific community have your back. 
 
Here is some interesting survey info from climatecommunication.yale.edu.(“Gender Differences in Public Understanding of Climate Change,” 2018.) 

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