I just told the DNC to ditch the fossils, and un-frack their party platform. Next up: the RNC. Click here to read all about it and see a recording of my testimony in our blog!
Last week I had the opportunity to address the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) platform committee in Phoenix, Arizona. Tens of thousands of us have been petitioning the DNC and their Republican counterparts to include a ban on fracking, and a move to #KeepItInTheGround in this year’s platforms.
Phoenix was the second city in two weeks to hear testimony from invited guests and experts as part of the platform drafting process for the Democratic Party. According to party leaders it’s their desire to “make this year’s platform process the most representative and inclusive in history.” This hearing focused on climate change and the environment, specifically what Democrats must include in their platform to show voters, the county and the world that they are serious about #ActingOnClimate.
Click here to read all about it, and see a recording of my testimony, including a spirited Q&A session with Bill McKibben, Dr. Cornell West and others. Then, if you can, please also chip in to help us continue working with our sisters and brothers in the Gulf as they fight offshore drilling, sea level rise and more climate and environmental impacts.
On behalf of all our members at Environmental Action, I was excited by this opportunity to highlight the type of radical action we must take to address humanity’s greatest challenge. It was also a great chance to discuss the climate change from a justice standpoint and to showcase the injustice suffered by our Gulf Coast friends and fellow climate champions. Democrats are on now on notice that young people and core voters, including voters of color, demand aggressive action on climate change. And they know that the people affected “first and worst” by climate change are key voting bloc who will no longer be ignored.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll look for more opportunities to present your petition signatures and our call to keep fossil fuels in the ground to both parties (including the somewhat more *ahem* private RNC). We’ll also continue working with our sisters and brothers in the Gulf as they fight the fossil fuel empire in all forms and with offshore drilling in particular.
Read all about it in my blog post, and then click here to support our continuing work in the Gulf region.
Anthony and the Environmental Action keep it in the ground Committee