To date, ‘We Are Still In’ is the largest cross section of the American economy and societal leadership yet assembled in pursuit of climate action. Since forming in 2017 to demonstrate America’s enduring commitment to delivering on the promise of the Paris Agreement and America’s contribution to it, the We Are Still In coalition has grown to over 3,900 members spanning red and blue regions across all 50 states and representing over half the American population and two thirds of the US economy.
We Are Still In also aims to showcase the diverse bench of leaders who are stepping up and driving institutional change across the country - whether they come from states, tribes, cities, counties, academia, businesses, faith groups, healthcare organizations, and cultural institutions. These individuals are leaders in their institutions and among their peers. They serve as ambassadors for We Are Still In and the goals of ambitious action to address climate change, helping to build confidence at home and abroad and build political support. The We Are Still In Leaders Circle helps guide and give voice to this movement.
However, a coalition meant to represent America must also look like America. The work is ongoing, but with the recent additions of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) to the We Are Still In Executive Committee which advises and helps shape the coalition’s strategy, We Are Still In is evolving to better center climate justice and equity principles in our work.
In June, following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery We Are Still In issued a statement supporting the Movement for Black Lives and recommitting ourselves to undertaking the work of dismantling systemic racism across society and in the institutions that comprise the coalition.
As part of that effort, We Are Still In is using the platform of the Leaders Circle to amplify several new members and ensure that this group is more representative of the diversity of the climate movement and U.S. society at large. All of the leaders here and their institutions are committed to these goals. We are grateful to each of them and appreciate the opportunity to support their critical climate work.
For Climate Week we want to focus the conversation on the Climate Justice in Action from the leaders and sectors implementing climate action across the US so we hope you will join us on Thursday September 24th at 11AM for our event.
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