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Phoenix Climate Emergency
Phone Bank Campaign
Come join us to call our Phoenix City Mayor and Councilors to urge them to declare a Climate Emergency! Our families, youth, and community cannot wait any longer!
In concert with our demand for the City of Phoenix to declare a climate emergency, Extinction Rebellion, Mi Familia Vota, the Sunrise Movement, and AZ Youth Strike have begun a phone banking campaign with a focus on city counselors, the mayor, and an emergency declaration. This will be an ongoing campaign until our needs are met. Thus, we plan on calling our representatives, expressing our concerns about the climate crisis and demanding a declaration of emergency.
If you are comfortable with these types of calls, you may use a sample script below, or create your own, and use the table further below for councilor contact information. You can call from the comforts of your home or if you want some coaching, contact Jean Boucher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Arlinda Bajrami at email@example.com.
Phoenix City Council – Phone Bank Scripts for Climate Emergency Declaration
Note: _These phone banking (or email/tweeting) scripts are only guides; you can say whatever you want. Near the end is is more free-flowing. Try to make an appointment if you can and we will support with personnel from our organizations. These two sample scripts are almost identical, but the first script does not ask for an appointment.
My name is ———— and I live in district x (or Phoenix metropolitan area) and I feel ——— (fill in how you feel, e.g., worried/concerned/frustrated/angry/anxious/scared) because I’ve been following the climate change science and our future is looking pretty unlivable. But if humanity could quickly change its environmental behavior future generations might have a chance. Is anyone doing anything? I think Phoenix has the potential to be one of the leaders in addressing the climate crisis and I want a climate emergency declared–like Los Angeles and New York did–and for us to also ramp-up our climate action plan. Can you tell me a little on councilor ——‘s position on this?
My name is ———— and I am a constituent living in district x, Valley of the Sun, and I am really worried about air quality and drought due to climate change. Our future without immediate action looks pretty grim. If we could make quick changes in our environmental behaviors, future generations might have a chance at life as we know it. What are you doing to help? I think Phoenix has great potential to be one of the leaders in addressing the climate crisis. I want Phoenix to declare a climate emergency, like Los Angeles and New York, and to ramp-up a climate action plan for the Valley. I’d also like to meet with you to discuss what we can do to protect our future. Could you tell me the openings in your schedule?
District 5/ Vice Mayor