I visited Representative Lynch’s office at 10:00AM on November 19th along with two of my neighbors (both staunch Democrats!)
We met with Jim Gordon, a member of the staff who has worked for Stephen Lynch for seven years. Despite the impromptu nature of our visit, he was extremely cordial. After he seated us in the conference room, we explained that we were participating in an action organized by 1Sky to welcome the 111th Congress and to let them know that our top priority is to fight climate change and to create green jobs.
As an elected representative with deep roots in the working class, Representative Lynch is very aware of the need to create quality American jobs that cannot be outsourced. Stephen Lynch was raised in the Old Colony housing projects, just two blocks away from us. He was a structural ironworker for eighteen years prior to earning his law degree and running for public office. If we set a goal of improving energy efficiency twenty percent through by retrofitting existing buildings and designing new buildings that are LEED-certified, we will be able to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.
Mr. Gordon graciously accepted the 1Sky welcome card we had brought and promised us that he would brief Representative Lynch’s environmental policy advisor on our visit.
I followed up by visiting President-Elect Barach Obama’s website: www.change.gov. The site encourages everyone to send a message to the President-Elect, giving him your vision for America’s future.