I’ve been getting email after email from my friends at RePower America, MoveOn, League of Conservation Voters, the Apollo Alliance, Green Jobs for All and other smart, Green groups urging me to call my Congresswoman, Jane Harman to lobby her to vote for the historic climate change bill today in the House.
RePower America tells me Harman is wavering – but that’s not true.
Jane Harman feels exactly as I do. This climate bill is an essential first step. It’s been weakened and dumbed down by carbon-loving Democrats and the entire Republican Party and it’s not the bill it should be. But it’s far better than no bill or the homage to fossil fuels the GOP has embraced like the sellouts and carbon collaborators they are.
So don’t waste your time calling Jane Harman’s office because she already gets it. You’d be better off calling any Republican voting against this bill and telling them you will hold them personally responsible for the damage climate change does to your children and your grandchildren. Tell them you know that they’re in the pocket of big oil and coal and that no amount of money and power they’ve gotten for their vote is worth the shameless pro carbon response they’ve clung to.
Big Greenius Thanks to Diane Moss, Jane Harman’s Environmental Deputy, for setting the record straight on this. I met with Diane in her office last week and she’s been incredibly responsive and on top of the issues. Looking forward to writing more about her but meanwhile –
Here’s the press release from Harman’s office: Read more