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Green Dems pull all-nighter to remind us our climate is a mess

Usually when the Press details a group of Senators convening at all hours of the night we expect the worst. However this wasn’t the case this past Monday as 29 Democrats and 2 Independents convened on Capitol Hill to call to attention the need for climate related legislation. The 19 hour event [1], dubbed on social media as #Up4Climate was organized by freshman Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) “to make sure everybody across the nation knows we’re taking this seriously, and that there is a stirring in the Senate on this issue (climate change).” Per Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the goal of the event was not to introduce any new legislation, but rather to express confidence in Congress’ ability to get a climate change bill passed, a task the Democratic-led Senate failed to do in 2010.