I am running as an unaffiliated candidate for US Congress in Utah’s second district for the same reason I ran for US Senate in 2012. I cannot stand by while a majority of our political leaders shy away from speaking up about the need to address human-caused climate change or in some cases, don’t believe it is even happening.
Like I did in 2012, I will be completing a bike campaign to reach out and connect with people. This time, it will not of the entire state, but the second District. As with my 1200-mile journey in 2012, the goal of this 600-mile bike campaign is to highlight the beauty of our state and meet people of my district. It is also a time for me to discuss the urgent need to address climate change, and to talk about a solution that has the potential to offer the most direct and transparent way to address climate change. It requires federal legislation, would help the economy and create jobs, without increasing the size of the government.
I remain focused as a single-issue candidate to provide the opportunity for citizens to make a statement of their desire for Washington to step up and take significant action.
This will be the most important bike ride of my life. Join me in the experience! Come to Tracy Aviary’s entrance plaza at 2pm Friday Septmber 5th as I embark on this exciting adventure. If you live in Salt Lake City, please join me as I leave town. After a few guest speakers, I will leave by way of Momentum Recycling (who endorsed my campaign) past Salt Air on the Great Salt Lake to arrive in Tooele that evening.
Want to help? It would be much appreciated. Here’s my schedule:
Bill Barron running for Congress; Riding for Climate ‘14
Friday 9/5-Salt Lake City to Tooele
Saturday 9/6-Tooele to Delta
Sunday 9/7-Delta to Milford
Monday 9/8- Milford to Cedar City
Tuesday 9/9-Cedar City to St. George
Wednesday 9/10 Saint George to Springdale to Kanab
Thursday 9/11 Kanab to Tropic
Friday 9/12 Tropic to Boulder
Saturday 9/13 Boulder to Capitol Reef
Saturday 9/13 Celebration of the Bike Campaign in Torrey
There is a moral responsibility for our generation to take action on climate change. I represent a voice of stewardship and conservation which must override he one of entitlement.
I am running for office as a father and carpenter, a concerned citizen who believes that we cannot wait for someone else to take the lead on this issue, but rather lead ourselves. We must rise up and take action for the greater good! Together we must increase citizen engagement on this issue to effect change.