Call your Congressman, the person who represents you in the U.S. House of Representatives, and urge a “yea” vote on the comprehensive clean energy bill.
You can check your representative at several places, or follow the instructions through RePower America, listed below the video from our old friend Al Gore.
Repower America said in an e-mail:
Clean energy bill needs our support
Any moment now, the House will be voting on the boldest attempt to rethink how we produce and use energy in this country. The bill’s passage is not assured. Call your Representative today.
- Call 877-9-REPOWER (877-9-737-6937) and we’ll connect you to your Representative right after providing you with talking points. (We’re expecting high call volume, and if you are unable to be connected please use our secondary line, 866-590-0971.)
- When connected to your Representative’s office, just remember to tell them your name, that you’re a voter, and that you live in their district. Then ask them to “vote ‘yes’ on comprehensive clean energy legislation.”
They’d like you to report your contact, here.
What? You haven’t been following the debate? Here’s what the pro-pollution, give-all-your-money-to-Canada, Hugo Chavez, and the Saudis group hopes. Here’s where the anti-pollution, pro-frog and clean environment people say the proposed act is way too weak as it stands. Here’s the House Energy and Commerce Committee drafts and discussion of the bill. Consumer Reports analyzed the bill here (and said it can’t be passed into law fast enough despite its flaws).
Call now. Pass the word to your friends. Tell your children to call — their kids deserve better than the path we’re on now.
More information and discussion:
- David Corn writing at Mother Jones, says the Mick Jagger standard isn’t good enough (“You can’t always get what you want; but if you try, sometimes, you get what you need.”) And today, “When is a climate bill, not a climate bill.”
- Dallas Morning News notes Texans fight the bill, but note only job losses in oil and gas, without counting job gains in wind and solar
- Los Angeles Times covers the horse race, but they are from Henry Waxman’s backyard
- House Rules Committee Report on H. R. 2454, The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (743 pages)
- Summary of House amendments proposed, from the House Rules Committee (accessed June 26, 2009)