Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee

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Dear Colleague:

All over the world, women are facing greater economic, agricultural, and health-related hardships arising from climate change. Climate change has led to scarcity, drought, food insecurity, and increased disease in many vulnerable communities. Women often
disproportionately face harmful effects through their influential roles in growing food, collecting vital resources, and providing for the economic wellbeing of their families and communities. Conflict, displacement, and refugee crises that result from climate
change sometimes lead to violence and sexual exploitation against women, as well as increased health risks and mortality rates.

While women are bearing the brunt of climate change’s effects, they are often underrepresented in the development of climate change adaptation policy. That’s why I am proud to introduce the
Women and Climate Change Act of 2018, which would provide coordinated and comprehensive strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change on women and girls around the world. My bill will affirm the commitment to include and empower women in economic
development planning and international climate change policies and practices to help communities embark on a path towards clean and sustainable development.

I hope you will join me as an original cosponsor of the Women and Climate Change Act of 2018 to help empower women and encourage more intersectional and gender-sensitive approaches in climate change policy. If you would like join as an original
cosponsor or for more information, please contact Maria Elena Pino in my office at or 5-2661.   



Barbara Lee

Member of Congress

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