Add your voice andJoin us in signing a petition to send to our local electedofficials asking them to keep Climate as a Tier 1 Issue.  They are dealingwith multiple crises, triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and by theeconomic and political dysfunction of federal leadership. The list ofpressing issues is indeed daunting, but relegating the climate crisisto a second tier concern is ill advised. Climate change is anoverarching issue that needs to be at the center of every problem weaddress. Several of the jurisdictions in Sonoma County have wiselydeclared climate change an emergency, an existential threat thatwarrants immediate direct action. We must find ways to quicklydecarbonize our energy system, regenerate our soils, and engage ourcommunity in new green jobs. In the process, we must examine socialinequities and how we can best support every member of our communityto survive and thrive in this perilous time. Perhaps most important,we must examine the way we make decisions and the protocols that slowprogress unnecessarily.