Here’s a sample script for you to follow when you call your representatives. Practice first so you feel confident when you call. Feel free to add your own message about how climate change has affected you and your community. Finally, please remember to be firm, but always be kind.
“My name is [insert your name] and I’m one of your constituents living at [insert your address]. I’m calling today to urge you to please work with your congressional colleagues to take bold action towards climate safety. Climate change is already here. It threatens our health and our future.
Superstorms, extreme heat, flooding, wildfires, and more are ravaging communities across the globe. And according to the recent climate reports from both the federal government and the United Nations, we are running out of time to respond to the worst impacts of this crisis.
We deserve a future that is clean, healthy, and safe. Please do everything you can to make sure that happens. Thank you.”