By Allison Fisher, Public Citizen. Cross-posted from Daily Kos.
When corporate power can trump a crisis that has already taken lives, affected millions of Americans and cost billions of dollars in economic losses and infrastructure and property damage, it is time for citizens to act collectively.
When industry interests have more influence than a sweeping breadth of experts and leaders from around the globe – the climate science community, our leading public health experts, our military leaders, heads of state from all over the world and renowned religious leaders – who have called on the United States to take domestic action and provide international leadership on climate change, it is time for citizens to act collectively.
When we as a country stop rising to the challenges of our time because our elected officials fear backlash from corporate donors, it is time for citizens to act collectively.