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“Women make up the majority of the world’s poor and are especially vulnerable to abrupt changes in the environment. As leaders in their families, women are called upon to find food and clean water, secure safe housing, and care for loved ones.” -- Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Tell your Representative to cosponsor and voice their support for the Women and Climate Change Act! http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=b2dbf110c90d02b4624bcaff90f2ce1061610d37ee87d8d2f9a023bd79c848b635ca357678b9c3bb76ee5e11fb9a6592e4e9411de4f968c0d4f26f405cc8b5d2
Climate change affects us all, but when disasters hit, women are disproportionately impacted.
In the wake of climate disasters, women regularly take responsibility for growing the family’s food and collecting water, fuel, and other resources. Climate displacement also exposes women and girls to extreme violence and threats including risk of rape, sexual exploitation and abuse.
The Women and Climate Change Act, introduced by Representative Barbara Lee, promotes approaches to climate change mitigation that uplift, include and empower women. With 30 cosponsors1 already, support for the bill is growing -- but we need you to make sure your representative is on board!
Tell your representative: Cosponsor and voice your support for the Women and Climate Change Act! http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=b2dbf110c90d02b4624bcaff90f2ce1061610d37ee87d8d2f9a023bd79c848b635ca357678b9c3bb76ee5e11fb9a6592e4e9411de4f968c0d4f26f405cc8b5d2
From Hurricane Maria’s lasting impact on Puerto Rico to the drought that preceded the Syrian Civil War and refugee crisis, women increasingly find themselves at the center of the climate crisis at home and abroad. This bill would establish a federal interagency working group to prevent and respond to the effects of climate change on women in the United States and globally.
With climate deniers in control of Congress and the White House, it’s more important than ever that we’re putting forward bold approaches to respond to the climate crisis. For every member of Congress who signs on as a cosponsor to this bill, we’re building momentum, sending a strong message of solidarity with women around the world, and setting the agenda for future action.
Take action: Ask your representative to cosponsor and champion the Women and Climate Change Act! http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=b2dbf110c90d02b4624bcaff90f2ce1061610d37ee87d8d2f9a023bd79c848b635ca357678b9c3bb76ee5e11fb9a6592e4e9411de4f968c0d4f26f405cc8b5d2
Thank you for being part of our movement.
Director, Gender, Equity & Environment Program