VIDEO: You have a crucial role to play June 25, 2009 : 12:27 PM

In the next day or so, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the boldest effort in our history to rethink how we produce and use energy in this country.

I recorded a video message to describe what's at stake and how we need your help urgently. Take a moment and please watch it.

Some of the smartest ideas on energy and climate -- ones that have been aired by countless hearings in our Capitol over the last two decades -- are finally getting their due in this bill. And it's deserving of our strongest support.

When people said that we couldn't get a bill out of a House committee with a diverse base of support, we proved them wrong. But it wasn't without the work of many people, including members like you.

Today, we need twice that effort. Please watch the video and call your Representative today.