Sending Office: Honorable Barbara Lee
CO-SPONSOR H.R.1880 – THE WOMEN AND CLIMATE CHANGE ACT OF 2019
Supported By: Barragan, Blumenauer, Blunt Rochester, Brown, Carson, Cartwright, Castor, Chu, Clarke, Cleaver, Cohen, Connolly, Costa, Demings, Espaillat, Gabbard, Grijalva, Haaland, Hastings, Houlahan, Huffman, Jayapal, Kaptur, Khanna,
Lawrence, Lofgren, Lowenthal, Lujan, Malinowski, Maloney, McCollum, McGovern, Meng, Moore, Nadler, Neguse, Norton, Omar, Panetta, Perlmutter, Pocan, Pressley, Roybal-Allard, Schakowsky, Sires, Speier, Takano, Trahan, Underwood, Velazquez, Wild
Endorsed by: Advocates for Youth, Association for Women’s Promotion and Endogenous Development, CHISPA, Climate Mama, Deepti Bhuban, DV LEAP, Empire State Consumer Project Inc, Endangered Species Coalition, Farmworker Association
of Florida, Feminist Task Force (on Gender Equality to End Poverty), Friends of the Earth, Group for Development for Women and Girls (GDMR), Havana Live Magazine, Healthy Babies Bright Futures, Hip Hop Caucus, International Alliance of Women, International
Center for Research on Women (ICRW), League of Conservation Voters, MADRE, Moms Clean Air Force, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), National Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF), National Institute for Reproductive Health, National Network of
Abortion Funds, Natural Resources Defense Council, North American Climate, North American Climate, North America Climate, Conservation, and Environment (NACCE), North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN), PAI, Planned Parenthood, Population Connection Action
Fund, Sciencecorps, Sierra Club, Vital Voices Global Partnership, Voices for Progress, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
I write to invite you to cosponsor my bicameral bill, H.R. 1880, the Women and Climate Change Act of 2019.
This important bill would provide coordinated and comprehensive strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change on women and girls around the world.
As you know, 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 well-being 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 my bicameral bill, the
Women and Climate Change Act of 2019. 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
I hope you will join me as a cosponsor of the Women and Climate Change Act of 2019 to help empower women and encourage more intersectional and gender-sensitive approaches in climate change policy. If you would like to join as a cosponsor or for
more information, please contact Victor Yang in my office at
Victor.Yang@mail.house.gov or 5-2661.
Member of Congress
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