To: Interested Parties
From: Jennessa Agnew, National Field Director, LCV
Date: October 8, 2021
Re: New Hampshirites share why they want climate action NOW
We are in the midst of one of the biggest pushes for climate action in our nation’s history as members of Congress work to finalize the Build Back Better Act. President Biden, House Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Schumer have made it clear that the bipartisan infrastructure framework must move in tandem with the Build Back Better Act with a new deadline of October 31st. From the ‘code red’ IPCC report, to devastating climate change-fueled hurricanes and tropical storms, scorching heat waves, drought, wildfires, and other extreme weather events that have impacted nearly 1 in 3 people in America just this summer, voters have had enough and it has never been more urgent for Congress to act on climate. Since launching in late June, LCV’s field program has been on the ground in New Hampshire and across the country, knocking on over 260,000 doors, and nearly 13,000 households and 9,000 businesses are displaying “Climate Action Now” signs in their neighborhoods.
In New Hampshire, voters from Manchester to Nashua to Dover have shared their concerns about extreme weather, climate injustice, and the overall health of the planet and they are stepping up by calling their representatives and demanding they take climate action now.
- Newfields, NH: One of Bonnie’s main concerns is safe water, which has become more of a problem over the last several years. She is showing support by signing thank you cards for her representatives that are taking action on this issue.
- Dover, NH: Aaron is very concerned about climate change and what it will mean for his sons’ future. He hopes his representatives in Congress will continue investing time to work toward a more sustainable future, saying, “my kids, all the kids out there need your support.”
- Nashua, NH: At the Nashua Farmers Market, Dolores, the owner of DJ’s Pure Honey, was dismayed that climate change is negatively impacting bees, but she has hope that together, and with the help of Congress, we can make huge strides toward a greener future.
- Madbury, NH: James and his family strongly support the movement towards greener energy, the creation of clean energy jobs, and environmental justice and he hopes to see progress on these issues.
- Manchester, NH: Brian believes strongly in cutting air pollution and fighting for a clean environment for future generations. Brian has recently become very cautious about lowering his carbon footprint, and recently had solar panels installed on his home. He’s glad to see his representatives in Congress working for climate action.
- Dover, NH: Colin, co-owner of a skate shop, wants to see our elected officials make climate action their number one priority in D.C. and is excited to get involved and do his part by displaying Climate Action Now signs and distributing information to customers, friends, and family.