Take On The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

It’s time for this influential trade group to start lobbying for science-backed climate solutions.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a trade group that spends millions lobbying on behalf of its members, including many household brands like Apple, PepsiCo, CocaCola Co, Unilever and even Tesla. For over two decades, the Chamber has blocked climate action and actively sued the Obama Administration over the Clean Power Plan. 

Denying climate change isn’t really in the best interests of the companies that fund the Chamber of Commerce. That’s why a student-led coalition is bringing the fight to them, starting with PepsiCo and CocaCola Co. The Change the Chamber campaign is demanding that these companies not only stop supporting climate denial, but actively start lobbying for science-backed climate solutions.

This week, you can participate by signing the petition below. If you’re a Twitter user, you can also join the tweet storm Wednesday and Friday between 1:00 and 3:00 PM EST. Here’s a sample tweet: 

The US Chamber of Commerce consistently uses its enormous influence to advocate for fossil-fuel interests. Sign the petition to pressure @CocaCola & @PepsiCo to #ChangetheChamber and support pro-climate legislation. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChangeTheChamber

You can also follow the campaign on Twitter @LobbyforClimate and @ChangeUSChamber; Facebook; and Instagram

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