Dear fellow MoveOn member,
I'm Patrick McHeffey, a MoveOn member from New York. When I first read that President Trump was considering withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, I was tempted to feel defeated; to feel powerless. How could the whims of one man be allowed to impact the world in so disastrous a manner?
But instead of giving up, I started my first petition on MoveOn.org to send an impassioned statement to our leaders and to the world that in spite of Trump's shortsighted decision, we can and will remain as committed as ever to mitigating climate change.
It turned out I wasn't the only one who felt that way: More than 500,000 people signed on to my petition in less than four days. And just a few days later, I personally delivered my petition signatures along with 2 million more to the United Nations, urging world leaders to move forward on climate action.
We are not powerless. We are not defeated. We can and will change the world.
Since I started my petition, MoveOn members in more than 36 states have started petitions calling on their governors to join the U.S. Climate Alliance and uphold the Paris Agreement at the state level. And we're still just getting started.
So don't feel defeated. Click here to start your own MoveOn petition today, and help create a movement for change.
Thanks for all you do.
—Patrick McHeffey, MoveOn member and petition creator
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