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Tell Congress: Support the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act


Right now, climate change is putting Americans’ lung health and lives at risk. Our nation needs to cut the carbon pollution that causes climate change to avoid the worst impacts, but we must also deal with the health harms that are already here. These include:

• Worsened conditions for ozone pollution, which causes asthma attacks and premature death
• Extreme heat, severe storms, and other dangerous weather patterns that can exacerbate illness and cut off access to healthcare
• Wildfires and dangerous wildfire smoke that spreads for thousands of miles

Communities everywhere are facing new challenges in protecting health from these impacts, and Congress needs to take action.

The Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act would help provide health professionals and communities with the data, resources and best practices they need to plan for and address the health impacts of climate change.

Please urge your senators and representatives to support this lifesaving legislation today.

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  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

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Dear [Decision Maker],

Please protect my family's health from the impacts of climate change by supporting the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act (H.R. 1243/ S. 523).



Urgent action is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, but we also need to plan for the health impacts that we can't avoid. The Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act would require the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan to address these impacts; better understand these impacts through forecasting, tracking and research; invest in preparedness in communities across the country; and educate the health sector and the public about how to stay safe.

If you are not already a cosponsor of this important legislation, I urge you to become one. Please help protect my family and community from the health impacts of climate change.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]