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The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, which reflects roughly 50% of the Ocean Climate Action Plan recommendations, is moving forward, but we have a short window to keep the momentum going in congress. Secretary John Kerry, one of our primary signatories, has been appointed Climate Czar. The first 100 days of the new Biden-Harris administration will be crucial, so please standby to contact your representatives when we notify you that the time is right. Please share this petition with others so we can protect our blue planet! Healthy and resilient oceans and coastal communities are critical to ensuring a thriving blue economy and safeguarding our nation from the impacts of climate change. As climate-change related events increase near all our nation’s shores, it is critical that we ensure solutions that are just and equitable, and focus on innovation that will propel the U.S. economy forward in a more sustainable and prosperous direction. The Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP), developed by Blue Frontier, the Center for the Blue Economy, in conjunction with our Youth Advisory Council and dozens of partners across the nation, will help America rebuild better than ever before. By adding your voice to this petition you are sending a clear message that our coasts and ocean can no longer take a backseat in US climate policy. The OCAP is a nonpartisan, broad-reaching policy framework that includes investing in living shorelines, federal flood insurance reform, offshore clean energy, green ports & shipping, and sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, and marine biodiversity. Please join with John Kerry, Leon Panetta, Jane Fonda, Sylvia Earle, Bill McKibben and more than 120 other leaders and supporters of the Ocean Climate Action Plan. By signing this petition you commit to: 1. Call your federal representatives in 2021 to urge them to vote for OCAP’s priorities when critical bills are debated in Congress.2. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on OCAP’s progress so that you know when it's time to make your voice heard! Sign on now to honor the blue in our red, white, and blue!