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Join Us On August 13 – Climate Day of Action

August 5th, 2013

While the alarm bells on climate change keep getting louder and louder, the impact of climate change in Texas through drought and wildfire becomes more severe, and a call for action becomes more nonpartisan, there are still those elected officials who deny the basic, fundamental truth of climate science.

Its time to call these elected officials out as being out of the mainstream, and for taking a dangerous and irresponsible position for the planet, our well being, and for future generations.

The Texas League of Conservation Voters is partnering with the Climate Action Network and Organizing for Change to hold a Climate Day of Action on Tuesday, August 13.  We will be presenting Climate Denier Awards to federal elected officials who have stuck their heads in the sand on climate change.

Here in Travis County, we will be focusing our organizing efforts at event targeting Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.  We invite you to join us for these events.  Details are below.  Examples of the climate-denying actions and positions of these two Senators are listed at the bottom of this email.

Tuesday August 13th, Climate Day of Action

11 AM — Senator John Cornyn
Location:  221 West 6th Street, 78701
Facebook Event Page
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12 PM — Senator Ted Cruz
Location: 
JJ Pickle Federal Courthouse Plaza – East 9th Street between San Jacinto and Trinity
Facebook Event Page
Map

We hope to see you on the 13th!

Regards,

David Weinberg
Executive Director

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Sen. Ted Cruz in March of this year nixed a provision in a routine Senate resolution commemorating International Women’s Day   A provision in the resolution, very similar to one passed in 2011, said women “are disproportionately affected by changes in climate because of their need to secure water, food and fuel for their livelihood.”  Cruz objected. “A provision expressing the Senate’s views on such a controversial topic as ‘climate change’ has no place in a supposedly noncontroversial resolution requiring consent of all 100 U.S. senators,” a Cruz spokesman told the Times.

Sen. John Cornyn Has stated: taxpayer funded research concerning the warmest years on record has been the subject of dispute and after challenges, has been changed and re-released. . . It is important to understand the reasons behind these alterations and further to avoid suspicion that data was massaged to fit the prescribed theory that global warming is attributable to man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

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