Contact Your Elected Officials About Climate Change

Below are scripts you can use for phone calls and emails to your elected state legislators and your Senators and Representative in Congress, tailoring them to the individual legislator. Please cc lwvma@lwvma.org on emails:

Dear Representative/Senator _____________________________

As the new session of Congress/the Massachusetts Legislature begins, I urgently request that you make legislation to deal with the devastating effects of climate change one of your top priorities. The most recent UN IPCC report and the U.S. National Climate Assessment have motivated me to contact you. As expressed by Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II, “This report gives policymakers and practitioners the information they need to make decisions that tackle climate change while considering local context and people’s needs. The next few years are probably the most important in our history.”

Dear Representative/Senator _____________________________

As the latest special UN IPCC report and the U.S. National Climate Assessment warn, the window for meaningful action to address the accelerating and growing threat of climate change is closing fast. I urge you, as my Representative/Senator, to make addressing climate change a top priority this legislative session. Raging wildfires and increasingly frequent megastorms tell us that climate change is here with devastating effects. We must act now if we have any chance of curtailing catastrophic impacts on our lives and our capacity to respond. Please lead on this issue.

Dear Representative/Senator _____________________________

You are in a position to make long-lasting, impactful decisions for our world. Immediate action on climate change is required, as shown in the latest special UN IPCC report and the U.S. National Climate Assessment. The need for action is urgent, and I am pleading for you to make addressing climate change a top priority this legislative session. The window for successful and meaningful action is closing, but you can make a difference by acting now.

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