To: Portland Public School Board
Thank Portland School Board for taking a stand for climate change education!
Thank you for taking a strong stand for the right of students to be taught accurate information about human-caused climate change. We enthusiastically support and appreciate your action!
Why is this important?
The Portland Public School Board just took a strong stand for the right of students to be taught accurate information about human-caused climate change.
On May 17, the board unanimously approved a resolution that directs the Portland school district to "abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities." Bill Bigelow, a former Portland school teacher, said "we don't want kids in Portland learning material courtesy of the fossil fuel industry."
But since its vote, the board has been barraged with angry hate mail from angry climate change-deniers across the country. An email sent to board members shouted: "One can only hope that Mount St. Helens erupts again and spews 'Global Warming' on you morons."
The board did the right thing for Portland students and climate change education, and they should be thanked and congratulated, not condemned. Please sign the thank you letter to let board members know you strongly support and appreciate their action!