Follow Pittsburgh Lead in Climate Change

Your DGB for today is to recruit your mayor to fight climate change! We want you to contact the mayor of your city or town and ask them to commit to following the guidelines laid out in the Paris Agreement.

Last week our illustrious President decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement forged to fight climate change. This is despite the fact that his best friends in Russia elected this year to participate. In a tweet about the move Trump stated “I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris. I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve US interests." What Trump failed to realize before tweeting is that the voters in Pittsburgh overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton and their mayor, Bill Peduto, was having none of that nonsense. He clapped back, hard. “As the mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & our future.” Holy covfefe!

Climate change is going to impact everyone. Let’s get our local politicians to follow the leadership Mayor Peduto is showing here. So whether you’re in Modesto or Millington, Poughkeepsie or Portland, we are asking you to reach out to your mayor and get them to help mitigate this short-sighted and idiotic move by our President.