In 2016, every country in the world came together to create the Kigali Amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, an international deal to protect the ozone. The Kigali Amendment phases out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a type of refrigerant that’s a powerful form of climate pollution.
The Kigali Amendment has widespread bipartisan support from environmentalists, the manufacturers who use refrigerants, and now even free-market lobbyists who typically oppose environmental regulations.
However, President Trump has yet to support the agreement and send it to the Senate for ratification. This week, call the White House and/or tweet to Trump, urging him to back the agreement. Although the Kigali Amendment will benefit the climate, we think it will be more persuasive to emphasize that it will help create 33,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2027 and increase American manufacturing output $12.5 billion per year.
You can say something like:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m from [YOUR LOCATION]. I’m calling to urge President Trump to send the Kigali Amendment to the Senate for ratification. Because this agreement will create 33,000 new jobs in the U.S. and increase manufacturing output by over 12 billion dollars per year, it’s truly an America-first policy. Thank you.
The number for the White House Comments Line is 202-456-1111, which is only open during business hours.
You can also tweet:
It’s time @RealDonaldTrump sent the Kigali Amendment to the Senate. It would create 33,000 new jobs in the U.S. and increase manufacturing output by over $12 billion. #YEARSproject