Tell Congress to Protect Our Youth

Tell Congress to Protect Our Youth


Contact your members of Congress today

The climate crisis is devastating our planetharming our nation, and threatening our democracy. The window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future for all is rapidly closing.  


Climate change has a disproportionate impact on vulnerable communities who have contributed the least to climate change-causing emissions, including the youth. Today’s children are born into a climate system that is harming their health and well-being. We need bold action to protect their futures. 


Tell Congress it’s time to stop putting politics before people and our planet.


Scientists believe that to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, we must limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial (1850-1900) levels. A recent UN report finds that under current greenhouse gas emissions rates and reduction targets, the earth will likely surpass this temperature rise by 2030. For decades, scientists and frontline communities have warned about the dangers of climate change, but government action to mitigate and prevent harm has been insufficient. 

Now, there is a legislative opportunity before Congress known as the Children’s Fundamental Rights and Climate Recovery Resolution. This resolution recognizes the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on the health, economic opportunities, and fundamental rights of children in the United States. It also acknowledges the need for a national, comprehensive, science-based, and just climate recovery plan to meet the necessary emissions reduction targets and stabilize the climate system. 

The League has endorsed this resolution, but we need YOUR help in demanding that Congress acts now to address the climate crisis and protect our youth. 

We cannot allow our children to inherit this crisis and all of its perils. 

Rebecca Goldman,

Justice Reform Legislative and Policy Specialist
League to which this content belongs: 
Coos County