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Yesterday, we celebrated Earth Day. Now, it’s time to get to work.
Environmental protection is a bipartisan issue encompassing a broad range of concerns including equal access to clean water, health, and access to public lands—as well as the way that these environmental issues continue to disproportionately impact low-income communities and communities of color.
Recently, multiple pieces of bipartisan federal legislation have passed, including The Natural Resources Management Act, which has been called “the largest public-lands protection bill” in ten years. However, there is still more work to do if we are to ensure environmental protection and accessibility for generations to come.
This #TakeActionTuesday, learn more about environmental legislation and local initiatives, and consider how you can take action in your community.
- Find Local Legislation. While bipartisan legislation is being passed at the federal level, even more legislation exists at the local and state levels.Check out the National Conference of State Legislatures’ databases on Energy, Environmental Health, and Environmental Issues to see what legislative initiatives exist in your area and where your representatives stand.
- Determine Your Issue Priorities. The environment is a broad category that encompasses many different political issues. Learn more about each of these issues and determine which ones matter most to you. Use our issue priority-setting template to help you decide where to focus your energy.
- Organize Your Community. Consider how you can make a positive impact beyond advocating for legislative solutions by engaging in community initiatives or by supporting community organizations that are working to solve environmental issues in your own backyard.
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