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Floridians Share Why They Want Climate Action Now

published on: October 12, 2021

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 heatwaves, 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 Florida 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.

Voters from Florida’s 7th congressional district 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.

  • Winter Park, FL: Mr. Fried hopes to see action taken to address the climate crisis, particularly more clean energy jobs created in Florida.
  • Winter Park, FL: Bonnie has granddaughters ranging from ages 2-5 and she is concerned for their future. She says hurricanes are getting worse every year and she is planning to make a call to her representative’s office and ask them to support the Build Back Better Act to protect Florida’s future for her grandchildren.
  • Winter Park, FL: Mary is frustrated that we’ve had hard evidence of climate change for decades but excited to see people advocating for change, saying “climate action is way overdue.”
  • Winter Park, FL: Lawrentizo is very enthusiastic about climate action and excitedly made a phone call to his representative calling for action now by passing the Build Back Better Act and plans to talk with his roommates about the climate crisis and have them advocate for change as well.

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