The climate action movement is quite literally on the move. LCV joins a coalition of businesses and environmental activists in hosting the “I Will Act on Climate” 27 state bus tour to encourage local support for climate action.
The bus tour is highlighting the growing momentum for climate action following President Obama’s climate change address, which included a call for limits on carbon pollution – especially from power plants, our largest polluters - as well as investments in energy efficiency. This is the kind of action on climate the public can get behind. According to our February 2013 poll, nearly two-thirds of voters support “the President taking significant steps to address climate change now.”
That’s why the bus tour traveling to local communities and highlighting impacts of climate change and the opportunities for climate action. By calling for local action, the “I Will” bus tour is encouraging local communities to support the President’s climate agenda and encourage action on the climate change, the challenge of our generation. LCV sponsored the tour’s stop in Greensboro, North Carolina this week, and met an enthusiastic Greensboro crowd who heard from prominent environmental activists.
According to News & Record, former Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello cited Congressional gridlock for the inaction on climate change in Washington:
“The president said he had to act because Congress wouldn’t,” Perriello said. “We’re here to say that if Congress doesn’t act, we will. And if the president doesn’t act, we will.”
Get the latest updates on the “I Will” campaign and bus tour here, and join local communities in saying I WILL stand to protect our air, our environment, and our future.
(Image courtesy of the "I Will" campaign)