State and National Organizations We Have Asked To Formally Speak Up to Help End Congressional Climate Neglect
California Association of School Boards First engaged via email in November of 2017; first engaged in person in June of 2018. CSBA Board created a climate crisis committee in 12.2019. It will make follow-on recommendations starting in 1.2020.
California State Board of Education First engaged via email in November of 2017; engaged in person in September of 2018 (open comment-1 S4CA advocate) and November, 2019 (5-S4CA advocates). In November of 2019, the CA State Board of Education awarded a certificate to S4CA. During her comments on 11.6, the CA State Board of Education President, Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond described climate change as an existential threat.
National Association of School Boards First engaged via email in January of 2018; engaged in person in June of 2018. Climate Action resolution was passed by committee in fall of 2018. It was considered by the full general assembly in March 2019. It passed, but an amendment proposed by the Florida Delegation stripped it of all mention of climate change, turning it instead into a "natural disaster resolution". We believe this makes climate denial and delay more comfortable for Members of Congress. We expect that the National School Boards Association will soon speak up for climate justice to help protect current and future students. It is incongruent with their important work and best shared values to protect climate denial and delay. National Association of School Psychologists First engaged in March of 2019, but leaders declined to meet with S4CA youth-adult teams because they do not believe climate change has a "very direct impact" on schools, student learning, or children's mental health.