As we bounce from drought to flood, from scorching heat to bone chilling cold, from drenching tropical storms to snow and ice from the polar vortex some Texas lawmakers still have their head in the sand when it comes to climate change.
Senate Bill 1261 by Senator Birdwell would prevent cities and other local governments from taking action to mitigate climate change. In the absence of state level policy to address climate change, city efforts are essential.
This misguided bill is up for consideration in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development.
Urge the committee members to vote NO on SB 1261.
However, this particular call to action doesn't target leaders representing your district. Don't despair, there are many other ways you can support us!
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While we're not targeting your representatives, many of your friends and family will likely be able to impact this legislation.
Thank you for sending your email to oppose SB 1261. Local climate action plans are a key took for mitigating the climate crisis. Help us make sure this bill doesn't slip by without opposition by calling the members of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development. Even if you can only make one or two calls, that helps, but please call all members if you can.
When you get a staffer on the phone or voicemail, give them your name and let them know that you oppose SB 1261. Tell them that you want cities to be able to act on climate change and that the state of Texas should be taking action too.
Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo, Vice Chair): 512.463.0121
Carol Alavarado (D-Houston): 512.463.0106
Kelly Hancock (R-N. Richland Hills): 512.463.0101
Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen): 512.463.0120
Bryan Hughes, (R-Mineola): 512.463.0101
Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville): 512.463.0127
Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo): 512.463.0131
Drew Springer (D-Denton): 512.463.0130
Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury, Chair and author of SB 1261): 512.463.0122