As Ann Arbor works to develop its climate plan, the need for coherent and decisive action is felt all over the country.

Michelle Deatrick, National Chair of the DNC Environment and Climate Crisis Council, recently traveled across America on a listening tour, meeting with climate leaders and members of front-line and under-resourced communities.

The climate crisis is apparent everywhere. People are hungering for the Democratic Party to stand up and take a bold, ambitious stance on climate. Here’s what she and the Council have learned.