PHOTO RELEASE: Kuster Joins Launch of New Hampshire Health Care Workers for Climate Action in Concord
**From left to right: founder Dr. Bob Friedlander, Rep. Annie Kuster, Laconia Dr. Edward Farmlett. A full-resolution version of this photo is available HERE**
**Last month, Kuster helped pass the Build Back Better Act in the House to advance critical investments to combat climate change and promote our clean energy future**
Concord, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, participated in the public launch of a new environmental advocacy group, New Hampshire Health Care Workers for Climate Action. At the event, Rep. Kuster spoke with Granite State advocates and health care workers about the connection between climate change and health care and the need for immediate action at the state and federal levels.
“I want to thank all of the dedicated Granite State health care workers and advocates who joined together to create New Hampshire Health Care Workers for Climate Action to educate and empower our families and neighbors about the severity of climate change and its impact on our health,” said Rep. Kuster. “The link between our personal well-being and climate change goes well beyond the headlines. That’s why I’m proud to support the Build Back Better Act to make the most significant investment in climate change solutions in our country’s history. This legislation will reduce our carbon emissions, bolster community resilience, conserve our public lands, and save hardworking Americans money.”
“We are incredibly excited about the Build Back Better Act,” said Dr. Bob Friedlander, founder of New Hampshire Health Care Workers for Climate Action. “We are thankful for the work of Congresswoman Kuster and her dedication to saving our planet and protecting our children’s futures. We need a diverse group of health care workers to help lead and educate our communities about climate and health, and that’s what New Hampshire Health Care Workers for Climate Action aims to do.”
Kuster is a fierce advocate for addressing the climate crisis in Congress. A member of the Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, she has been an outspoken supporter of the climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act which would provide once-in-a-generation investments into American families and address the intersectionality between health outcomes and our climate.
Specifically, the Build Back Better Act will undertake the challenge of combating climate change by:
The goal of NH Health Care Workers for Climate Action is to increase care providers’ awareness and knowledge of the impacts of climate on health and provide them with the tools to educate and mobilize their patients, family members, community members, and policymakers.
**From left to right: Rep. Annie Kuster, mental health specialists Lisa Eberhart and Jane McClung. A full-resolution version of this photo is available HERE**
**From left to right: State Senator Becky Whitley, Rep. Annie Kuster, mental health specialist Lisa Eberhart. A full-resolution version of this photo is available HERE**
**Kuster greets Granite State climate activists at the NH State House in Concord. A full-resolution version of this photo is available HERE**