Tell the United States Senate to Act Now for Climate Justice
We understand as United Methodists that “our covenant with God calls us to steward, protect, and defend God’s creation” (1033: Caring for Creation) and to “advocate for policies rooted in justice and sustainability” (1035: Climate Change and the Church’s Response).
Right now, decisions are being made about the priorities that will be included as part of a budget reconciliation bill (the Build Back Better plan) as well as annual funding bills (appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022). Both bills could make significant progress in addressing climate change in the United States and around the world.
It is critical that we, as people of faith, tell Congress that climate action is a moral imperative.
Contact your Senators today and ask them to prioritize climate provisions in upcoming bills that would:
- Reduce emissions swiftly and in line with scientific recommendations;
- Support workers and communities in a just transition to a clean-energy economy;
- Fund the United States’ fair share of the global effort to assist climate vulnerable countries; and
- Promote racial equity and invest in frontline communities, that are currently suffering from the first and worst impacts of climate change.
Together, we can help shape the climate agenda in Congress so that it reflects our shared vision of justice for God’s people and God’s planet.
Urge Your Senators to Act Now to Address the Climate Crisis!