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Join our work today to help us build a thriving and just clean energy future. 

"Any Deal that Doesn’t Fully Fund Climate Is a Raw Deal for Our Communities"

No climate, no deal.

By Wes Gobar, Evergreen's coalitions lead

On October 7, I was proud to stand with Senators Ed Markey, Tina Smith, Ron Wyden, and Chris Van Hollen—as well as Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. from the Hip Hop Caucus and Nikayla Jefferson from the Sunrise Movement—on the steps of the Capitol. Together, we each spoke to the critical importance of a simple message: No climate, no deal.

The stories we told were personal and powerful. The solutions we proposed are urgent and popular.

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Here’s my personal story:

Earlier this summer, when it seemed like bipartisan negotiations threatened our climate negotiations, dozens of members of Congress stood up to say no climate, no deal—including these four senators, who have proven themselves climate champions. 

There’s no second chance to deliver on Biden’s climate agenda. And any deal that doesn’t fully fund climate is a raw deal for our communities.

Personally, I’m thinking of my own community in Virginia. Our coast is flooding. Entire neighborhoods are underwater and will soon be uninhabitable.

But it doesn’t matter where you are in the U.S. The climate crisis is here. One in every three Americans experienced a climate disaster this summer alone. You or someone you know has been affected by the climate crisis.

For Black communities especially, these investments are life and death. From Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Ida, we are sick and tired of the same communities being left behind after climate disasters.

We need the Clean Electricity Performance Program, clean energy tax credits, and so much more in order to put the U.S. on a path to cut pollution in half by 2030. These are investments in jobs and justice that will finally put Black, brown, and poor communities at the heart of a thriving clean energy economy—not just on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

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When Biden faces world leaders in Glasgow at COP26 at the end of the month, they won’t ask him if he built roads and bridges with Republican votes. They will ask him if he met his climate commitments. 

And when Biden gets home, he’ll have to answer to communities like mine in Virginia, too. 

This bill is the climate agenda that the public overwhelmingly wants—and now we just need to summon the public will to get it over the finish line.

So let’s make sure that Biden can tell the world we passed a damn good bill. 

Here’s What You Can Do 

The most important thing you can do is to contact your members of Congress and tell them that they must pass a bold reconciliation bill with robust science- and justice-based greenhouse gas pollution reduction investments. Send a letter, then make a phone call right now. 

You can also share my story and those of Senators Ed Markey, Ron Wyden, Chris Van Hollen, and Tina Smith, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., and Nikayla Jefferson with your friends and family today. Let’s rally some hearts and minds around this make-or-break moment.

No climate, no deal.

Wes Gobar
Coalitions Lead, Evergreen Action