Wed, 16 December 2020
SUFB 1095: The Importance Of Speaking To Elected Officials About Climate Change With Jasmine Sanders Part 2
This is the second part of my two-part interview with Jasmine Sanders, Executive Director of Our Climate, an organization that mobilizes youth to speak to elected officials about science-based, climate policy for a livable world.
Policy is an important tool to fight the growing contributions to Climate Change. Each person and community feels climate change in their own unique fashion. Certain people will feel it more than others and that is why it is important for everyone to speak to their elected officials about fighting climate change and its impact on communities no matter what the political affiliations.
Jasmine describes Our Climate's work during the past US federal election to educate voters on why it is important to vote "up and down the ballot" and why we need to engage elected officials more once the elections are over.
I feel as though there is a disconnect between citizens and elected officials after, or between, an election. People do not feel comfortable engaging in one on one discussions with elected officials to ensure they convey what it important to them and how they need help from the representative in government.
Have you ever spoken to any of your elected officials (local, state/provincial, and/or federal)? Comment how it went or why you have/haven't.
Our Climate: https://ourclimate.us/
Our Climate's Policies & Principles: https://ourclimate.us/policy-principles/
Jasmine's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasminecharice1031
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