The heat is on with the Climate Change Joint Resolution (HJR12). A message from a newly formed Facebook group of citizens against this resolution, which had organized a rally of 300 people for Friday at 2pm, came out with this news and call to action:
It looks like those on the hill in support of HJR12 smelt defeat and moved the resolution to a new committee at the last minute. HJR 12 has been moved from the Senate Workforce Committee to the Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee. This means that the senators voting on the resolution have changed to the people listed below and the vote will occur this Friday at 8:00 am instead of 2:00 pm. This will likely reduce the amount of people who can attend on Friday, but if you are able to make it this Friday at 8:00 am we could definitely use the support.
It is crucial for us to contact this new list of senators as soon as possible. It’s likely that the committee was changed to ensure that the resolution will pass. You can just forward the emails you sent to the last committee members to these new senators. Two of the senators, Okerlund and Morgan, serve on both committees. If you are not able to make it to the meeting this Friday due to the time change you may want to mention that in your email.
On another note, High Road for Human Rights is collecting signatures in opposition to HJR 12. Check out http://climateletter.highroadforhumanrights.org/ before Friday to add your name to the list.
Sen. Dennis E. Stowell (R) (Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Washington)
Home: (435) 477-8143
Cell: (435) 559-8143
Sen. Allen M. Christensen (R) (Morgan, Summit, Weber)
Home: (801) 782-5600
Cell: (801) 710-0315
Sen. Gene Davis (D) (Salt Lake)
Home: (801) 484-9428
Office: (801) 484-9442
Sen. Margaret Dayton (R) (Utah)
Home: (801) 221-0623
Sen. Karen W. Morgan (D) (Salt Lake)
Home: (801) 943-0067
Office: (801) 538-1406
Sen. Ralph Okerlund (R) (Juab, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Wayne)
Home: (435) 527-3370
Cell: (435) 979-7077
(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)