Help us gain Republican support for climate solutions
The Gibson Resolution
In September of 2015, New York Republican Congressman Chris Gibson introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives (H. Res 424) that recognizes the impact of climate change and calls for action to reduce future risk.
Joined by 14 of his GOP colleagues, Gibson’s resolution represents a major breakthrough among Republicans and offers the hope that Congress can soon work toward enacting a bipartisan solution.
The resolution states, “If left unaddressed, the consequences of a changing climate have the potential to adversely impact all Americans.” And concludes that the House should commit to “working constructively, using our tradition of American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism, to create and support economically viable, and broadly supported private and public solutions to study and address the causes and effects of measured changes to our global and regional climates, including mitigation efforts and efforts to balance human activities that have been found to have an impact.”
The Gibson resolution is an important step toward getting Congress engaged on climate change and focused on workable solutions.
Support the Co-Sponsors!
If your representative is a co-sponsor (see below), you can demonstrate your support and appreciation by writing and tweeting them.
- Rep. Chris Gibson (NY-19)
- Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06)
- Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
- Rep. Bob Dold (IL-10)
- Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8)
- Rep. Richard Hanna (NY-22)
- Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-7)
- Rep. David Reichert (WA-7)
- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)
- Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
- Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2)
- Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23)
- Rep. David Jolly (FL-13)
- Rep. John Katko (NY-24)
- Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01)
- Rep. Curt Clawson (FL-19)
Want to do more?
Tweet for more co-sponsors!
With regard to the Gibson resolution, we can also use Twitter to ask other Republicans members of the House of representatives to co-sponsor. Tweeting them is an effective way to put an issue on their radar.
If your representative is a Republican and isn’t a co-sponsor (above) then post tweets asking them to co-sponsor the Gibson resolution. Mentioning a concern in the district is effective (see tweet for Rep. Walter Jones below).
Don’t know who your representative is? You can look them up at http://www.house.gov
.@RepTomPrice Please co-sponsor the Gibson resolution on climate change so we can start talking about solutions.
.@RobWittman It’s time for everyone to come together on #climate change. Please co-sponsor @RepChrisGibson’s resolution.
.@RepWalterJones I’m worried about the Outer Banks. Please co-sponsor @RepChrisGibson’s #climate change resolution.
.@RepMcSally Republicans have stepped up on #climate change! Please join them by co-sponsoring @RepChrisGibson’s resolution.