Friday, November 6, 2009

Tell Key Senators: Protect the Poor in Climate Change Legislation

Especially for those of us in PA, NY, and NJ:

Take Action Now! Contact key Senators (see list below) now and urge that the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733, the climate change bill) now being considered:

Fully protect low-income individuals and families in the U.S. from any potential rise in the price of energy and other consumer goods resulting from the legislation by providing the same level of funding for low-income assistance as in the House bill;
Significantly increase the funding for international adaptation programs. At a minimum allocate $3.5 billion of funding generated by the bill to international adaptation programs starting in 2012 and increase rapidly to $7 billion annually by 2020 so that people living in poverty around the world can be protected from the effects of climate change.

Click here for the full action alert.

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