ON CAPITOL HILL: People Gather From Across the Country to Describe the Human Toll of Climate-Fueled Extreme Weather & Call for Action

Sens. Bennet, Cortez Masto, Murphy, Smith, and Wyden and Reps. Casten, McEachin, and Neguse to be joined by constituents sharing extreme weather stories 

Washington, D.C. – Join Climate Power and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) on Thursday, July 22 at 9:00 a.m. EST on Capitol Hill for a unique opportunity to hear from people across the country detailing how climate change-fueled extreme weather has hurt the communities where they live. Members from the Senate and House representing this group of constituents will also join the conversation to highlight the urgency of the moment and why Congress should be united in taking bold climate action. A light breakfast and refreshment will be served. 

Constituents of Colorado Sen. Bennet, Nevada Sen. Cortez Masto, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, Minnesota Sen. Smith, Oregon Sen. Wyden, Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06)Rep. McEachin (VA-04), and Rep. Neguse (CO-02) will join their members of Congress to describe how the costs of inaction on climate are hurting people right now. They will also make the case for investments in climate, clean energy, justice, and jobs at the scale that science and our communities demand. The Center for American Progress’ Christy Goldfuss will moderate. 

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Climate Power & LCV Press Breakfast – ‘Extreme Weather Demands Climate Action’ 



  • U.S. Senator Michael Bennet
  • U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
  • U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
  • U.S. Senator Tina Smith
  • U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
  • U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06)
  • U.S. Representative Donald McEachin (VA-04)
  • U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (CO-02)


Christy Goldfuss, CAP Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy


  • Andy Mueller, Colorado River District General Manager
  • Mayor Darby Ayers-Flood of Talent, Oregon
  • Jothsna Harris, Climate Generation
  • David Cochran, Reno Fire Chief 
  • Curt Johnson, Save the Sound
  • Tom Skilling, Meteorologist at WGN-TV 
  • La’Veesha Allen Rollins, Women’s Earth Alliance 2020 Accelerator Member & Concerned Citizens of Charles City County Co-Director 

Thursday, July 22 at 9:00 a.m. EST 

Reserve Officers Association Building – 5th Floor
1 Constitution Ave NE
Washington, D.C.
Take the elevator to the fifth floor for the Top of the Hill Convention Center. Speaking program  will take place in the Minuteman Ballroom.

***To RSVP, please reply to [email protected]***