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Action Alert: Call your Congressional member on Tuesday, May 19

Health groups support the U.S. Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity

Please join us on May 19th!

https://climatehealthaction.org/media/cta_docs/US_Call_to_Action.pdf are organizing a call-in day to Congress on Tuesday, May 19. The purpose is to promote use of the Call to Action as a framework for taking bold action across all sectors of society and the economy to fight climate change.

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to health America has ever faced—it is a true public health emergency. The health, safety and wellbeing of millions of people in the U.S. have already been harmed by human-caused climate change, and health risks in the future are dire without urgent action to fight climate change. As former Surgeon Generals Richard Carmona and David Satcher said: “We’re all at risk and our leaders must lead on global warming. Now.” But the health crisis caused by climate change also presents a major health opportunity. Building healthy energy, transportation, land use, and agriculture systems now will deliver immediate and sustained health benefits to all and reduce future health risks from climate change.

Therefore, we call on government, business, and civil society leaders, elected officials, and candidates for office to recognize climate change as a health emergency and to work across government agencies and with communities and businesses to prioritize action on this Climate, Health and Equity Policy Action Agenda.

ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS A current list of endorsing organizations is available at http://climatehealthaction.org