Last week, California’s governor signed a law that commits the state to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045. That’s the kind of big news we need to solve climate change.
This week’s action is to ask your state’s governor and other officials to follow California’s example. You can call or write, but whatever you do, it’s always a good idea to make your message personal. You can say something like this:
“Hi, I have a message for [NAME OF OFFICIAL]. I’m a resident of [YOUR TOWN] and want to encourage [HIM/HER] to commit [YOUR STATE] to 100 percent renewable energy. California has shown that this kind of policy is possible, and I think it’s time our state does the same. Every state in the U.S. is suffering from the consequences of climate change, and we need to switch to carbon-free sources of energy before it gets even worse.”
You can also mention a climate impact that affects your state, like drought, wildfires or hurricanes.
If you live in California, consider sharing the news and encouraging your friends in other states to call for climate action where they live.