Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cherry Blossoms and Climate Change

(National Oxfam Action Corps Leaders)
Ellen and Stephen, Iowa action corps co-leaders, recently returned from training with Oxfam America in Washington, DC. We learned a lot from Oxfam America staff and from leaders of the Oxfam Action Corps in 12 other cities across the US.

(United States Capitol Building)

We went to the Captiol to speak with aides to Representative Boswell and Senator Harkin about the effects of climate change on people who suffer from poverty and hunger in the US and around the world. We asked that they support efforts to stop harming by reducing pollution and start helping by providing international adaptation funding for disadvantaged communities around the world to adapt to the effects of climate change.

We're back in Iowa and excited to bring the human face of climate change to Iowans across the state!

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