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Why Now

It’s time for a reality check.

We are living with the reality of what happens when our leaders ignore experts, deny science, and fail to keep our families safe. COVID-19 is a devastating example. Climate change is too. If our elected leaders continue to ignore experts and science, this crisis will quickly morph into the next.

The world’s leading scientists, public health experts, and military leaders agree that climate change is an extreme threat—and immediate action is needed to avoid its fatal impacts. But at every turn, President Trump denies reality and ignores the facts – and communities of color and low-income communities are suffering the worst impacts of Trump’s war against environmental and public health protections.

Trump’s failure to save our friends and families’ lives from COVID-19 is proof of his inability to protect our nation from other urgent threats—like climate change. 

The science is clear. The warnings are stark. We can no longer look the other way or give our leaders a pass.

It’s absolutely critical that the next president and Congress emerge from this year’s elections emboldened to take immediate action on climate change and to build a just and equitable economy.

It’s time to stop ignoring experts.

Months ago, our country’s best health experts sent President Trump an urgent memo: “This pandemic, left unchecked, could kill 1.2 million Americans.” These experts warned the virus would “leave Americans defenseless.” Those dire warnings about COVID-19 are now our reality.

When the CDC first alerted President Trump about the massive risk of this virus, he ignored them for eight weeks. He ignores each and every warning. Refuses to take action. And is making this health crisis worse.

Trump’s refusal to heed expert warnings is what allowed COVID-19 to fatally disrupt our country – and his complete denial of the climate crisis will allow climate change to do the same thing. If we don’t change course, we will hit a point of no return. Our chance to take climate action is right now.

It’s time to act.

We’re changing the conversation on climate, getting the facts out, and mobilizing Americans who will hold Donald Trump accountable for his failure to prepare and protect us—and future generations—from climate change. 

Climate change touches every aspect of our lives—from the air our kids breathe, to the quality of the water we drink, to the damage done to our homes by extreme weather.

We’re elevating the reality of climate change by sharing stories from across our country—stories of Americans who are fighting for our climate because clean air and safe communities are the path to a more just, equitable future

We’re mobilizing communities against the threats of climate change to create a more just, prosperous, sustainable economy for everyone.

We are a political operation using the same tools and strategies of a campaign to push candidates to campaign aggressively on climate change and a just and equitable economy. That’s how we are elevating climate in national and state conversations and building the momentum necessary for bold action in 2021 .