Write to Obama and ask that he lead on climate change
Write a personal letter to President Obama asking him to take the lead during his second term to pass effective climate legislation.
In order to stay grounded and in touch with the American people, President Obama reads 10 personal letters every day, letters selected by his staff. By having all of us write letters to the President, we will increase the chances that our message will get through to him. Our message is to inspire Obama to become the leader he needs to be at this particular moment to help the world avoid the worst effects of climate change.
Write a personal letter that:
- Introduces yourself and shares something about you and why the climate issue is important to you.
- Acknowledges the things his administration has done in lieu of congressional action – EPA regulations, auto fuel efficiency standards.
- Tells him that we need a national fee on carbon emissions to wean our nation off fossil fuels. The best approach is a steadily-rising fee that returns revenue to the public.
- Asks him to step up, as other great Presidents have done in perilous times, and do whatever it takes to pass effective climate legislation.
Enacting effective climate legislation will require leadership from the White House. President Obama can draw inspiration from the story of Lincoln (retold in the recent film from Steve Spielberg), who overcame great political challenges at the end of the Civil War to pass the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
President Obama needs to be that kind of leader now.
Washington, DC 20500