What's On Our Mind ...
Earth Day, National Security, Abortion Access
President Joe Biden arrived in the White House ready to work on reversing the damaging environmental policy of the last administration. Biden immediately created a U.S. Coordinator and an International Envoy devoted to climate change. Scientists have been welcomed into the Biden Administration and their expertise is respected.
We have lost valuable time over these last four years as Donald Trump rolled back sustainable and effective climate protection. Now, we are in a race to try and fix the damage.
Climate change has a deep societal impact on women. Worldwide, women have less access than men to resources and services that would enhance their capacity to adapt to climate change, according to the UN.
Many JAC candidates see the threat of climate change and are working in the House and Senate to enact measures to halt these dangers. especially as it applies to national security.
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), a former Navy commander, represents a district that includes the naval yards at Norfolk, VA. She is keenly aware of the widespread dangers of climate change with frequent flooding and rising sea levels, which are getting significantly worse. “To create a more sustainable future and to better bolster our national security interests, we must treat the challenge of climate change with the seriousness it deserves,” she said.
Elections have consequences. Support JAC candidates like Luria (donate here) and join a special Zoom call for JAC members with Rep. Luria on May 13 (RSVP here). Everything is at risk if we don’t act on climate change.