Tell Gov. Hogan Maryland Must Join the U.S. Climate Alliance
TAKE THIS ACTION NOW!
There are 3 ways to pressure Gov. Hogan to do the right thing and join the US Climate Alliance.
On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States would leave the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. Since then, 12 states and hundreds of US cities, including Baltimore, have joined the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group committed to upholding the 2015 Paris Accord within their borders through sharing of information and best practices. So far, while MD Gov. Larry Hogan has expressed support for the Paris Agreement and Maryland’s natural resources, he has not joined the US Climate Alliance. In fact, his latest statement is “We’re not sure what the intention of the group is.” Umm, maybe he could ask someone to find out.
1. Call Gov. Hogan at 410-974-3901 or 1-800-811-8336 and use the phone script below, adapted from one developed by our friends at Indivisible Montgomery:
You: Hi! I’m a Maryland resident and part of Do The Most Good Montgomery. My name is [NAME] and my street address is [ADDRESS]. I’d like to leave a message.
You: I’d like to thank the governor for his prior work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Maryland. The U.S. Climate Alliance is a bipartisan organization of U.S. states committed to upholding the Paris climate agreement. At least 12 other states, including Delaware and Virginia, and Washington D.C. have already joined. Will the governor display real leadership and commit to joining the U.S. Climate Alliance?
You: It is critical the governor join the Alliance to enhance and amplify existing commitments to safeguard Maryland’s critical and fragile environment.
You: Thank you.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
It’s important to show the world that while our President has gone rogue, the American people have not. That’s why the U.S. Climate is so important, and why having states with standards that are more ambitious than the now-abandoned US goal is so important. As a national leader in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, Maryland belongs with California, New York, Washington and other states that are leading my example. The commitments of states like ours are critical to the US being able to meet or exceed that discarded goal.