Sending Office: Honorable Barbara Lee
Supported By: Barragan, Blumenauer, Brownley, Cartwright, Castor, Cohen, Connolly, Dingell, Engel, Espaillat, Garcia, Grijalva, Hill, Huffman, Jackson-Lee, Jayapal, Keating, Khanna, Lawrence, Lowenthal, McCollum, McGovern,
McNerney, Meng, Moore, Morelle, Norton, Omar, Panetta, Pappas, Pressley,
Raskin, Roybal- Allard, Schakowsky, Schrier, Suozzi, Takano, Thompson, Tlaib, Tonko
Endorsed By: American Federation of Teachers, Global Oneness Project, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Mom’s Clean Air Force, National Children’s Campaign, National Center for Science Education Principles for Responsibility Investment, Paleontological
Research Institution, Rethinking Schools Students for Climate Action, Sierra Club, Teacher’s Advocacy Committee
I invite you to join me in becoming a cosponsor of my resolution supporting the teaching of climate change in schools. This important resolution would encourage the Federal Government, schools, localities, and nonprofits to teach climate change
From September 20 to 27 we saw a record 7.6 million people around the world participate in a Global Climate Strike to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Importantly, parents are also aware of the lack of consistent access to climate change education.
According to an NPR/Ipsos poll, 80% of parents support the teaching of climate change and 66% of Republicans and 90% Democrats agree that the subject needs to be taught in schools. Additionally, 37 states and the District of Columbia have adopted standards
that instruct teachers to teach climate change.
As you know, there is broad consensus among climate scientists that human activities contribute to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and are the dominant cause of climate change. For example, climate change causes sea levels to rise, creating more
climate disasters that can disrupt the learning outcomes of students. Greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere can led to negative health outcomes, which will affect the health of young people everywhere.
In order to meaningfully act upon our changing climate, our children need more education about its causes, consequences, anticipated future impacts, and policy solutions.
That is why I urge you to cosponsor my resolution supporting the teaching of climate change in schools, to encourage the federal government, states, localities, nonprofit organizations, schools, and community organizations to teach climate
change in appropriate programs and activities. Americans must unite behind addressing climate change by teaching it in schools, for the good of our generation, the youth, and all subsequent generations
For questions or to sign on as a cosponsor of the resolution, please contact Victor Yang at Victor.Yang@mail.house.gov.
Member of Congress
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