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This is a Climate Emergency

Cosponsor the Blumenauer & Ocasio-Cortez Climate Emergency Resolution


Dear Colleague:

The past five years have been the hottest on record.[1] Epic floods and tornadoes are devastating the Midwest.[2] Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at a record rate.[3]
It’s clear that this is an emergency. It’s time Congress act.

On July 10, we will join Senator Bernie Sanders in introducing a concurrent resolution to declare a national climate emergency in the United States.

Current Cosponsors: Blumenauer, Ocasio-Cortez

By declaring an emergency, Congress is acknowledging that we need all hands-on deck to counter this catastrophe. The IPCC has already predicted that by 2030, the planet could warm by 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.[4]
The United States must join the more than 600 cities and four countries who have recognized the climate emergency for what it is.
Nothing in this resolution empowers the President to invoke authority under the National Emergencies Act or the Stafford Act.

It’s time Congress acknowledges this emergency and urgently mobilizes federal resources to respond. We urge you to join us as original cosponsors of this resolution. The deadline to cosponsor this resolution is COB on
Tuesday, July 9.

To learn more information or to become an original cosponsor of this resolution, contact Kevin Stockert in Congressman Blumenauer’s office ( or Randy Abreu in Congresswoman
Ocasio-Cortez’s office (



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Earl Blumenauer                                                         Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

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