Join DiGiulian and Flordia Republican Congressman Francis Rooney for a discussion on climate. Red Bull Content Pool photo.
On top of being one of the world’s best climbers, Sasha DiGiulian is a passionate advocate for the outdoors. This week she’s headed to Washington D.C. with Protect Our Winters to virtually meet with lawmakers. DiGiulian is no stranger to lobbying and has sat before congress multiple times to raise awareness about climate change, public lands, and renewable energy. Today she’ll be sitting down with Florida Republican Congressman Francis Rooney, and wants you to listen in on the discussion at 12 p.m. MST.
As DiGiulian reminds us, climate change is a nonpartisan issue and it’s time we reached across the aisle to find solutions. If you’d like to get more involved with POW’s efforts in D.C. be sure to check out their website.
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Past Presidents on both sides of the aisle have recognized that climate action is a bi partisan effort. For this reason, discussing climate action with both Republicans and Democrats is important. A couple weeks ago, I had a conversation with Virginia’s Senior Senator Mark Warner on Climate Action. Today, as a part of @pow_action_fund will be discussing climate action with Florida’s Republican Congressman Francis Rooney. It is time for our Elected Representatives to step up and respond to the American people. 81% of millennials believe the planet is warming. Research by the Pew Research Center has shown that a majority percentage of US adults recognize the effects of climate change on their local communities, as well as a majority percentage recognize that protecting the environment should be a top priority for the President and Congress. This is a nonpartisan issue. On both sides of the aisle, we recognize that we need to acknowledge our environmental issues at hand. Historically, President Teddy Roosevelt established the U.S. Forest Service and many national parks to protect our natural treasures, President Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency and enacted the Clean Air Act, and President George H.W. Bush implemented measures to combat urban smog and acid rain by improving the Clean Air Act. President John F. Kennedy said that “our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.” Congressman Rooney has said, “If we want to show America that we’re the party of the future, then it’s time for all Republicans to return to their roots as champions of our environment.” I’d love to see as many of you our 30 minute conversation at 12:00 MT with @protectourwinters
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