Trump has just announced the disastrous: the US will withdraw from the crucial Paris Climate Agreement.
Under Trump, the federal government has gutted the pollution-cutting measures necessary for the US meet its commitments under the Paris accord. If the US does not uphold its side of the deal, the agreement could unravel.
To push back, Coalition Z is officially launching the Pledge for Our Future, asking state and local leaders to step up and help the US meet its climate commitments –– despite the withdrawal at the federal level.
With the pledge as a starting point, we will build momentum for concrete climate legislation at the local level and send a signal to the international community that the US will meet its commitments, even if Trump won’t.
We’ve put together a quick toolkit to help you contact your local officials and ask them to sign the pledge. Click here to get started: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/local-leaders-save-the-climate-from-trump
Here’s the text of the pledge:
“I pledge to help the United States fulfill and exceed its commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. I understand that it is essential for subnational actors to ensure that the US collectively meets and exceeds its commitments under the Paris Agreement, even if the federal government abandons emissions reduction policies. I will support and/or introduce policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bolster clean energy. I also pledge to push the subnational government of which I am a member to sign the Under2 MOU and join the Under2 Coalition, if it has not already done so.”
We have already secured our first signatories from the New York state legislature and New York City Council. Now, let’s take this pledge national.