Step One: Locate You Oakland County Commissioner
In order to take action, you need to locate your own county commissioner. Your message will be the strongest when you use your voice as a constituent to influence the commissioner who represents you. You can use this tool to find your commission district:
Step Two: Use Contact Details to Send An Email
Using the attached language, draft a short email to your commissioner. It is better to make it your own, saying a personal message rather than just reading the information provided. However, if you're in a rush, it is totally fine to simply copy/paste the attached materials.
I am an Oakland County resident, and a constituent of your district, concerned about the future of our environment. We want immediate steps to move towards a clean, renewable future. Oakland County residents support enacting the 2021 Oakland County Climate, Jobs and Justice Platform. This includes the following actions, which I support:
--Commit the county to end greenhouse gas emissions by county operations by 2030, end greenhouse gas pollution county-wide by 2050, and protect vulnerable communities from the effects of already-occurring climate change.
--Create good jobs through investment in clean energy.
--Eliminate lead contamination in drinking water, protecting the most vulnerable. Take action to stop water pollution.
--Modernize and enhance bus transit, and make large transportation corridors friendly to low-carbon transit.
--Press utilities to invest in low-income communities and fund energy efficiency.
Without these actions, we cannot create an Oakland County that is sustainable for future generations. I ask for your support in the implementation of swift climate action.