Saturday, June 14, 2008

Update on the Climate Security Act

Unfortunately the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act was pulled from the Senate floor without an opportunity for amendments. However, forty-eight senators voted in support of continuing the debate- more than ever before- and six who weren't able to make the vote voiced thier support as well. Sixty votes would have been needed to move the legislation forward. Although all of us are disappointed to see the bill pulled, the push for change continues and together we're building a movement that will reform climate policy in the years to come. You can read Oxfam America's response to this development here.

If you're curious about the Oxfam Action Corps or have a passion for climate justice, come to our next meeting on June 18th at 7pm at Caribou Coffee (3220 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines).

Monday, June 2, 2008

Actions Needed Now, Things you can do here in Iowa

Thursday is World Environment Day

How might you celebrate in Ames?

Iowa Oxfam Action Corps is having an informal meeting discussing Climate change and how it hurts the poor.

Taking place June 7 at 5pm at Cafe Diem on Main St. In Ames

We will:
- Learn about the campaign
- Discuss how we will engage Iowan on Climate Justice
- Plan up coming actions
- Meet others who are interested in climate change

No RSVP is necessary, just come if you can and pass the word on.

To learn more about Iowa Action Corps please visit our blog at:

Also, we have established a secure listserv that I will be using in future correspondence (it avoids my needing to bcc everyone via gmail). You can subscribe yourself at

Finally, right now, the Senate is debating a climate change bill that could have a huge impact on communities around the world. We need you to make sure that they’re not leaving poor people behind. Climate change is already affecting the world’s most impoverished people, who are facing droughts, floods, and increased disease—and are least equipped to deal with these disasters.

Tell the Senate to we must ramp up our efforts to help vulnerable communities impacted by our changing climate.