Volunteers are important to the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee and the convention.
During the Democratic National Convention, which will be held from July 13 to 16, 2020, and in the weeks leading up to the event, the host committee will welcome thousands of guests and delegates to Milwaukee and the surrounding region. Some of them will be visiting the city for the first time, and our volunteer team will be the first smiles they encounter and a friendly source of information.
Our volunteers will serve as Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee ambassadors, joining a history-making team that welcomes and delivers a positive experience to thousands of visitors from around the country and world, inspiring them to plan return trips to Milwaukee.
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Trump’s EPA announced plans to repeal critical regulations that keep the oil and gas industry from leaking dangerous methane gas into the atmosphere. But for now, the EPA has to accept and respond to public comments on this dangerous rollback, so today, we need to register our protest:
Stand with NRDC — send in your official public comment opposing Trump’s reckless rollback of critical regulations for climate-warming methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.
Trump’s EPA has already tried THREE times to roll back methane regulations — so far unsuccessfully. Now, EPA chief and former fossil fuel lobbyist Andrew Wheeler has unveiled the fourth and most sweeping proposal: To entirely repeal the methane limits already in place for new oil and gas sources and to give existing operations a permanent pass.
If Trump’s lieutenants at the EPA succeed, we will be left with do-nothing standards for power plants and vehicles, no limits at all on methane from oil and gas, and new hurdles for curbing climate pollution from other industries.
GE has said it’s committed to the Paris climate agreement, yet it’s planning to build over a dozen new coal-fired power plants around the world using outdated coal technology that they cannot convince Americans to buy. If built, these coal plants will lock in decades of fossil fuel dependence and dangerous air pollution at a time when we need bold climate action to forestall the worst impacts of the climate crisis.
to call on GE CEO Lawrence Culp Jr. to immediately end GE’s involvement in these coal plants, end its investments in ALL coal projects, and prioritize its clean energy technology moving forward.
The familiar refrain is often, “What can I do?” often accompanied by some hand wringing about the state of our democracy. For starters, here are some remarkable resources.
Just remember: You can’t do everything. But you can do something. Put a stake in the ground and get to work:
Americans of Conscience Checklist
The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration.
5 Calls is the easiest and most effective way for citizens to make an impact in national and local politics
Small Deeds Done (are better than great deeds planned)
So let’s break the work down! Let’s make it manageable. Small actions are not insignificant. A grand master plan means nothing unless someone (like you) takes the small steps that need to happen to make it a reality.
And that’s what Small Deeds is all about. It’s about each of us taking regular, small steps – that together lead to massive, crushing, world-bending change.
Oppose IL HB2425/SB1336 which threaten endangered species
Email your IL Senator & Representative
Right now, protections for endangered and threatened species in Illinois are under attack.
Anti-wildlife members of the Illinois State Legislature, emboldened by the Trump administration and its Big Ag and fossil fuel allies, are fighting hard to gut the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act.
If we don’t stop them, it could spell trouble for monarch butterflies, owls, birds, turtles, and other imperiled wildlife.
Tell the Army Corps that You Oppose the Mine!
The Trump administration is recklessly rushing the approval of the Pebble Mine, the highly controversial gold and copper mine proposed for Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a draft environmental impact statement that completely ignores potential catastrophic wildlife destruction and impacts to local commercial fisheries. You can put pressure on the Army Corps by telling them to reject the Pebble Mine proposal.
Email the Army Corps during Public Comment Period ending May 30
Urge your US House Rep to cosponsor the Act
Email your U.S. House Representative
Restore vital protections for Alaska’s pristine Arctic Refuge.
The long-fought battle to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — our nation’s greatest wildlife sanctuary — is heating up on Capitol Hill. Right now, a new bill is moving through Congress that would block the Trump administration’s disastrous plan to allow destructive oil exploration and drilling in the Arctic Refuge and restore protections to this pristine wild place. Legislation is the only surefire way to protect the Arctic Refuge permanently from fossil fuel development. We need your help to mobilize massive public pressure on every representative in Congress to support this critical bill.
Email Charmin here
Canada’s boreal forest, known as the Amazon of the North, is being cut down to make toilet paper — threatening our climate, Indigenous communities, and the wildlife.
Get buyer’s guide here
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