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Neighbors Growing Together | Apr 25, 2017

Chance to make voice heard at climate march

By Deniz Comez | Mar 30, 2017

To the editor:

Climate change is real and we need your voice to be heard now. April 29, 2017, is your chance make your voice heard.

According to Matt Damon, "Part of the American ethos is that you want to leave something better for your kids than you had and I know that my parents felt that way and I know that my grandparents felt that way and everybody worked hard so that their kids had a better chance. I just don’t want to be the first generation that doesn’t do that."

This April 29, there will be a chance to make change at the Climate March in Washington D.C., Chicago, and Des Moines. In Des Moines, the event will start at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol, 1007 E. Grand Ave. Search the web for People’s Climate March for details about D.C. and Chicago.

The purpose of this march will be to send a clear signal to the general public and policy makers that we need to do more to reduce our footprint that is negatively contributing to climate change.

This march is being supported by many organizations that care about the environment and long-term economic well-being.

We want our leaders to give a higher priority to the well-being of our environment for our ourselves and all future generations.

Getting large numbers of people to such marches will give you the opportunity to meet others sharing similar values and empowering you to take effective action upon returning home.

By action, we mean showing up for legislative sessions, getting the real facts about climate change out to more people, and getting your voice heard in your hometown business and political groups.

We know you care about your future. Take the time to rally with us on April 29.

Reach out to climateactionseiowa@gmail.com for any questions that you have.

We look forward to seeing you there and making change happen.

We do not want to be the first generation that forgets. We want to leave the world better than how we found it.

Thank you for your consideration.

 

– Deniz Comez, Fairfield

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