Europe gets it. Why can't the U.S.?

December 6, 2019

Reports show that climate change is forcing one person from their home every two seconds. That's right, every TWO seconds! That's a dangerous statistic that no one wants to accept - yet, we aren't doing nearly enough to fix it. 

Did you know that last week the European Union declared a global "climate and environmental emergency" and urged all EU countries to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?

They understand the need for bold action. Why can't we do the same in Congress?

I introduced a resolution with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sandersthat would make Congress take the same major step the EU did: commit to declaring the climate crisis an emergency and working on a plan to solve it. 

The resolution has over 80 supporters in the Democratic caucus, but that's not nearly enough. All 435 members of the House should support the movement and listen to the science, which clearly says that we need bold action, now!

Experts around the world are working hard to bring attention to the severity of this crisis and Congress should too. I'm continuing to garner support in Washington for declaring a climate emergency on behalf of future generations. We don't have any time to waste.