By Arlette Saenz
10 March 2014
(ABC news) – Get ready for another all-nighter in the Senate. Twenty-eight Democratic senators are expected to take turns speaking on the Senate floor this evening all the way through Tuesday morning, all in the name of climate change awareness.
While there is no specific legislation the senators will address, the all-night session is a sort of rallying cry for Democrats on the topic of climate change.
Led by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-California, Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., the senators are expected to talk about how climate change is affecting their home states and discuss the need to build momentum behind the issue. The all night talk-a-thon is expected to begin after votes conclude this evening and last until approximately 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. […]
Volunteers with the Sierra Club stopped by senators’ offices today to deliver coffee to fuel their all-nighter.
The senators are part of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, which was formed in January to “wake up” Congress about the need to address climate change. Senators will promote their overnight session on social media using the hashtag #Up4Climate. [more]