|Lt. Gov. Barnes today delivered the Democratic Radio Address and discussed the first listening session of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change, which occurred on Tuesday, June 23.
Hey, it’s Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, and this week I want to share about the ongoing work of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change.
I am proud to chair this task force as it works to combat climate change and transition Wisconsin towards a more just and equitable clean economy.
The task force brings together a diverse coalition of task force members, representing Indigenous communities, agriculture, utilities, labor groups, and more. But the task force cannot do this work alone.
Input from the public is vital to developing policies that will reflect the will of the people and the ones that are informed by those who are being most impacted.
This week we held our first virtual listening session, and over 200 Wisconsinites from across the state joined us to share their concerns and their ideas.
They raised concerns about ground water pollutants, extreme weather, flooding, and our society’s reliance on fossil fuels.
They also called on elected officials to act! To invest in renewable energy and job training programs so Wisconsin has the green infrastructure it needs to be a thriving and healthy state.
Most importantly, we heard citizens calling for environmental justice, and they asked that no one be left out of these important conversations and solutions.
With that, I ask you to join the Governor’s task force and the administration in doing this important work. Please consider attending an upcoming listening session and encourage your friends, family, and community members to do the same. More information can be found at ClimateChange.wi.gov.