Tell President-Elect Biden: Time for a Climate Justice Cabinet

by Mary Creasman

Tell President-Elect Biden: Time for a Climate Justice Cabinet

Together, we turned out a record number of voters, elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be our next President and Vice President, and beat Big Oil across California. A historic number of Americans voted. A surge of young people of color turned out around the country, many for the first time.

You made calls, texted, and got out the vote - as a result we defeated Trump and put the first woman, the first Black woman, and the first South Asian-American woman in the second most powerful position in the nation!

This last week was a rollercoaster of emotions and made clear how much work we have to do. But first, we need to ensure that our new Administration appoints climate justice champions to all levels of government. To realize a green and just future, we need climate leaders overseeing housing, transportation, finance, health, and more - in addition to the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Interior.

We know that the Biden Administration is already hard at work on transition planning and announcements will be coming soon.

Help us send this message loud and clear - climate justice needs to be a priority and integrated into all decisions. Sign our petition and urge President-Elect Biden to appoint bold advocates for climate justice across his cabinet.

Our country has a long road ahead of us to rebuild and repair all the damage that was done. But we have an opportunity to rebuild in a way that protects us from the climate crisis, advances racial justice, and creates good, union jobs at the same time. We need an economy that’s not just stronger - but also green and just. We need to take on systemic racism and tackle the climate crisis.

Add your name to our petition and call for the Biden Administration to appoint only cabinet members who will fight for bold climate justice policies.

And last but certainly not least, we all need to be vigilant against what Trump and Senate Republicans may try to push through before he leaves office - from executive orders to 11th hour appointments. We’ll be watching and you should too.

Posted on November 11, 2020 in ECOVOTE BLOG.

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