We believe in a just transition to a clean energy future and in putting people and the planet first.
What is The Colorado People’s Climate Justice Platform (CO People’s Platform)?
The People’s Platform is a growing initiative to positively impact urgent climate policy related issues. Over 40 Colorado groups have already endorsed the initiative, representing hundreds of thousands of Coloradans’ desires for strong climate policy that will protect our health, economy and natural resources.
VISION OF THE PLATFORM:
The people of Colorado want a state powered entirely by renewable energy, woven together by accessible public transit, in which the jobs and opportunities of this transition are designed to systematically eliminate economic, racial and gender inequality.
We know that the time for this great transition is short. We are living in a country, and on a planet, already in crisis. Climate scientists have told us that this is the decade to take decisive action to prevent catastrophic global warming, which would require maintaining the temperature rise to 1.5-2 C degree above pre-industrial times. The time for energy democracy has come: we believe not only in changes to our energy sources, but that wherever possible communities should collectively control these new renewable energy systems.
The undersigned represent a broad swath of the Colorado active electorate. We call on Colorado candidates to endorse the Colorado Climate Justice Platform…
Click here to read and endorse the Colorado People’s Climate Justice Platform. Groups, businesses, elected officials and candidates are urged to endorse!
Why is this important?
This winter has been a wake-up call for many of us that the climate crisis is here and now. The record-breaking warm and dry winter comes at a time the fossil fuel industry is sweeping across the state building new infrastructure at dangerously close proximity to our schools and homes. Climate change is here, and climate action is urgent.
What do we want to achieve?
The CO People’s Platform aims to unite Colorado during the 2018 election cycle around climate, jobs and justice. Climate change is often one of the least talked about issues during elections, we are working to change that narrative and make it a key issue. We are working to create strong coalitions across green, community, labor, faith groups and beyond. We aim to strengthen the local movement and educate leaders who will ignite a just and rapid transition from fossil fuels, prioritize public health and safety and protect our natural resources.
Click here to endorse the platform! We are seeking organizations, businesses, candidates and elected officials.
How are we using the platform?
In November, we co-hosted a bipartisan candidate forum for the candidates for Governor. Many of the questions from the environment and energy section were pulled from this platform! Check out the video below!
Upcoming Opportunities for Action:
Dance for Snow Day of Action: We are hosting a statewide day of action to highlight the local impacts of climate change and ask our leaders to endorse the platform. Learn more here!
Caucuses: We are encouraging everyone to participate in your local or state caucuses and ensure that climate change is one of the most talked about issues as we head into the election cycle!