Monday, August 7, 2017

Our next health issue? It's climate change.

If you're one of the millions of people invested in our health care progress, we need you in the fight against climate change. Right now.
Organizing for Action
Pete --

We won a major victory when we defeated the Senate's dangerous Obamacare repeal bill.

By stopping repeal, we protected millions of Americans whose lives and livelihoods were at stake: People in low-income communities. People with asthma and cancer. Women and children. The elderly.

Fighting for these vulnerable groups, though, doesn't end with health care.

Climate change is a threat to every single one of us -- but it disproportionately affects the exact same people we just worked so hard to protect.

It makes the life of someone with asthma that much harder. Waterborne diseases and illnesses contracted from insects like Lyme disease and Zika will become more common. Extreme weather like floods and heat waves are devastating to those already under financial stress, or struggling with health problems.

The right to affordable health care and the right to a safe and healthy climate are part of the same fight. If you've been involved the health care fight, say you'll stand up for the Paris Climate Agreement goals to prevent climate change.

Climate change is real. 97 percent of climate scientists agree. And its impacts are here now. Not some far-off day in the future, but today.

The good news is the tide is turning -- as clean, renewable energy booms, and as nations around the world have come together to fight climate change as a global community through the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

But progress isn't guaranteed. This administration is pushing for more dirty fossil fuel use, and taking steps to withdraw our country from the Paris Agreement -- threatening the big strides we've made to keep our communities healthier.

Just like health care -- we're going to have to fight for it.

So if you're willing to act, sign on. Say you're still in for this fight. We'll plug you into events, rallies, days of action, and ways to make a difference -- both online and offline -- in the coming weeks:

I'm in



Jack Shapiro
Director of Policy and Campaigns
Organizing for Action

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