We've learned that an amendment has been offered by Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and co-sponsored by Senator Snowe (R-ME) to shift revenue generated by the bill to help the world's most impoverished communities deal with the devastating consequences of climate change. Those resources would come from auctioning greenhouse gas permits that would otherwise be given away free to major oil companies.
We need your help to make sure the amendment becomes part of the final bill. Please call your Senators Leahy & Sanders today and ask them to support the Menendez-Snowe Amendment to increase funding for the International Climate Change Adaptation and National Security Program.
To make it easier, we've written out four simple steps to make your call as effective as possible.
1. Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
2. Ask for one of your senator's offices.
3. Once connected, tell the person who answers that you are a constituent. Give him or her your name and address. Ask them to tell the senator the following: Please support the Menendez-Snowe amendment on "International Adaptation" to the Climate Security Act. Instead of giving away greenhouse gas permits for free to major oil companies, we should shift those permits to increase funding to help poor countries around the world adapt to climate change.
4. Once you are finished, hang up and repeat the instructions for your other senator.
Lastly, please let us know how it went!
Visit http://act.oxfamamerica.org/campaign/lwcall/w55u7ee92i7xxk7? and share what the senator's message is with Oxfam America so that our lobbyists can be in the loop!