A Climate Conversation with Congresswoman Bonamici
OEC was delighted to host a virtual conversation for our members last month with Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. The event specifically focused on the potential for federal initiatives to support climate progress here at home and how smart infrastructure investments can set us up for a clean, thriving economy in the years to come. The Congresswoman shared her optimism about the opportunities to make real and significant progress in the coming years.
The conversation, which was facilitated by OEC’s Climate Program Director Nora Apter, explored several specific topics related to climate action. Congresswoman Bonamici shared the story of her own path to becoming an advocate for climate action and discussed how federal policy and investment can drive progress in Oregon to create climate resilient communities throughout the state.
The Congresswoman, who serves on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, has been a member of OEC for years and a champion for climate action since she was elected to Congress in 2012. She represents the First Congressional District of Oregon, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Columbia counties and part of Multnomah County.
If you missed this virtual event, but would like to see a recording of please email Janell Brittain to request the link.