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Remembering Marshall Saunders

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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 3:42 pm

One of the first times I met Marshall Saunders, the founder of Citizens Climate Lobby, who died on Dec. 27, 2019, was at the Encinitas Environmental fair in 2007. Tall of stature with a clear vision, his calm and solid presence made me think of an old growth tree with its trunk rooted solidly in the ground.

In 2007, he planned to mobilize our country to move Congress to act boldly on climate change. I wondered how -- he was just a single man.

Today, 13 years later, from the seeds Marshall planted and diligently tended, nearly 200,000 people support Citizens Climate Lobby. Today, because of Marshall’s vision, the Energy, Innovation, and Carbon Dividend Act has 75 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, and today because of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus inspired by Marshall and CCL, Democrats and Republicans are talking together about climate action.

We will miss you Marshall – we will carry on your work.

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