Camila Cabello, Chris Evans, Selena Gomez & More Celebs Sign Letter In Support Of Climate Change Legislation
Dozens of stars are using their fame for good: earlier this month, A-listers like Camila Cabello, Chris Evans and Selena Gomez sent a letter to "entertainment industry executives," pushing them to ask Congress to pass a new climate change legislation.
The letter starts off by pointing out how many catastrophic natural events — like hurricanes and forest fires — our country has been hit with this year.
"Scientists warn that if we fail to act now, every single one of us will feel the impacts, a billion people will be displaced, and low-income people and communities of color will continue to be hit first and worst," their message says. "Right now, we have a critical window of opportunity to do something about it. And we need all hands on deck to demand that our leaders protect the people we love and the places they live before it’s too late."
The stars then encourage everyone to support President Biden's Build Back Better agenda, a legislation that "will create healthier communities, put millions to work in clean energy jobs, and free us from the fossil fuels that are driving climate change."
"As the top leaders of the entertainment industry — one of the nation’s most powerful and influential business sectors — you are needed to lead our community’s call for action and embrace this vision for a better world. The entertainment community has a long, proud tradition of driving societal change," the note continues. "Our industry is already leading the charge toward more sustainable practices within our own businesses and productions. Now is the time to use your influence to shape our future."
The group also detailed how the plan will "create a stronger, brighter, and more just America."
"The plan currently before Congress will protect people’s health and clean up our drinking water. It will create a just transition away from dirty fossil fuels and create millions of new jobs. It will protect communities from climate change through investments in clean energy, clean transportation, and infrastructure upgrades," the message reads. "And it will make sure we finally prioritize and invest in the low-income communities and communities of color that are hit hardest by both fossil fuel pollution and climate impacts."
The letter concludes by asking industry execs like Apple's Tim Cook and Walt Disney's Bob Chapek to "demand publicly and loudly that our senators and representatives in Congress pass this critical legislation."
"And we pledge to do our part as well," they added. "We will use our platforms to remind all Americans: Tell your senators and representatives in Congress that you demand climate action now. Advocate for Congress to take up the president’s climate agenda."
To see the full letter — which was also signed by Leonardo DiCaprio, Zac Efron, Addison Rae and more — click here.