In anticipation of the upcoming Bay Area Climate Action Forum, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Bay Area Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Anna Eshoo (CA-18), John Garamendi (CA-03), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) submitted an official statement for the Congressional Record hailing their support of the forum being held in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"Many American cities and states, especially the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California, are committed to meeting the objectives laid out in the Paris Climate Accord," said the members in the joint statement. "As their representatives in Congress, we are dedicated to maintaining the United States' role as a global leader and will continue to advocate for the U.S. to be an active participant in fulfilling the principles and objectives of the Paris Climate Accord."
The joint statement continues by stating, "The United States was one of the original United Nations member countries to vote to adopt the historic Paris Climate Accord, which commits to a global initiative to combat climate change and its effects. Unfortunately, this administration has withdrawn the U.S. from this vital global agreement."
The Bay Area Climate Action Forum will take place in Oakland, CA on June 25th and is hosted by the United Nations Association, Northern California Division, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, 350 Bay Area, and Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter.
The full statement can be found here.