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Lynn Spitaleri Handlin of Happy Valley: 'Climate change is happening... Drastic action must be taken now.'

Climate change is happening; it is here, it is real and it is the biggest threat to our planet.

We have all seen the reports; we cannot wait any longer. Drastic action must be taken now. Individually we can all do things in our lives to combat climate change, but we also need to call on our political leaders to lead.

When this nation decides to really do something, we can succeed. The original New Deal was widely dismissed, but very few now would even consider getting rid of Social Security and Medicare. Our government recently passed a massive tax cut costing the nation trillions, which mostly went to the very wealthiest among us, so clearly we can afford to save the planet.

For our children, our neighbors' children, our community, the wildlands that we all love — for all those we share this planet with — it is time to take action. The Green New Deal does this by creating new good jobs and making our tax structure more fair.

The majority of Americans want serious action on climate change and supporting the New Green Deal is the best way to make our leaders know we are serious.

Lynn Spitaleri Handlin

Happy Valley

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