Authors: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins The Senate has delayed passing solutions to the climate crisis for months, always offering a political reason why the timing won't work. Yesterday was the last straw. Partisan politicking derailed the promised release of climate and energy legislation from Senators John Kerry (MA), Lindsey Graham (SC), and Joe Lieberman (CT). And we were told to sit tight longer. This time, we won't. Times are too tough to let insider Washington politics stand in the way of millions of new jobs in the clean energy economy. The climate crisis is too big to ignore any longer. A strong and comprehensive climate and energy bill can address both of these challenges. But not if elected officials in Washington continue to play political games and stick their heads in the sand.

Tell them their inaction on climate and clean energy is unacceptable.

Then call the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (202-224-3542) and President Obama (202-456-1111) with the same message. It's time for real leadership that pushes for action this year. The devastating realities of a struggling economy and a destabilized planet are simply more important than our Senators' insider politics.

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