Congressman Jerry McNerney

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Rep. McNerney and House Democrats Ask Pope Francis to Address Climate Change

Sep 23, 2015
Press Release

Washington – Ahead of Pope Francis’ historic address to the United States Congress, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) joined fellow House Democrats in a video message calling on the Pope to discuss ways to take action on climate change.

“Pope Francis has been a compassionate voice when it comes to protecting the health and well-being of our planet. We are already seeing the impact of climate change and the effects that carbon emissions from the use of fossil fuels have on our environment. We can fight climate change and reduce emissions by investing in wind and solar power and other innovative technologies that will move us toward a more sustainable future. I look forward to hearing the Pope’s vision to create a cleaner, healthier world for all of us,” said Rep. McNerney.

In the video message, Rep. McNerney thanked Pope Francis for his efforts on climate change and highlighted the importance of investing in clean power sources to keep our families and environment healthy.

Rep. McNerney’s message in the video is as follows:

“Pope Francis, thank you for your work on climate change. We must support clean power alternatives such as wind and solar to keep our environment healthy for the sake of families here in America and around the world.”

The video message can be viewed on YouTube using this link:

Rep. McNerney is joined in the video by Congressman Mark Takai (HI-01), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-46), and Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ-03).


Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.