Many of us here at ClimateMama dream of having our Christmas cards out before Christmas, our Hanukkah Cards our before the last day of the holiday, and our New Years cards out before January 1st. More often then not though, those dreams, remain dreams! Reality is a a little different. What about you? Maybe you have sent all your holiday cards already….regardless, we wanted to share a great idea that two of our Climate Papas, Bryce and Paul, recently shared with us. Grab a card or two or three, and send them to your Senators and Congress people, wish them a happy holiday and at the same time remind them that it’s their job as our representatives to care about and take action on climate change; and that you will support them when they do and “call them out” when they don’t!
Here is Bryce’s plan (Paul’s is similar – you will get the idea!):
We have started a campaign to send actual mail to our Senators and Congress person. We must let them know that it is time to stop our government’s impasse on Climate Change.
Please join the thousands of people that are sending this message to our government in the holiday spirit by mailing Christmas/Holiday/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa (whatever you celebrate) cards to your Senators and Congress person. Send the cards to their Washington DC office.
As an example this is the message that I sent in Christmas cards:
I wish you a Merry Christmas
I wish You a Happy New Year
I wish you would listen to the world’s scientists
I wish you would pass legislation to mitigate climate change!
I live in North Carolina, so I sent this message to Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Representative David Price (D-NC). I also sent greeting cards to Representative John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK).
Please send cards to your legislators. Pass this message on to any of your friends that would help the people of this country send this important message.
It’s DO SOMETHING WEDNESDAY, so ‘nuf said! We love the idea…Please take a minute and do the same..then pass it forward. Climate Change is here and now and we need to take action, not only for us, but for our children.
What a wonderful gift, wish and hope for the new year, now let’s make it REALITY! You can find your Government Representatives contact information HERE!