Earlier this month, I hosted an OFA climate change house party at my home in Portland, Oregon, where 25 volunteers and concerned citizens came together to hear from our special guest: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley.
Sen Merkley supports President Obama's plan to take action to protect America from the effects of climate change, and he quoted the President: "What we need in this fight are citizens who will stand up, speak up, and compel us to do what this moment demands." He reminded us that gridlock in Congress means that volunteers like us have a duty to move the conversation about climate change forward.
It was an informative event, but it was also just the beginning. During the congressional recess in August, we're going to bring this debate to our representatives' offices and town halls. As part of Action August, we've planned events ranging from phone banks and parades to flyering to draw attention to the issue of climate change and jump-start the conversation in our community.
Find out what's going on in your state during Action August, or plan your own event. Get involved today.