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This Earth Day, Call on Congress to Act

This Earth Day, let members of Congress know that your faith and values lead you to call for urgent action to address the damage done by climate change that threatens the Earth and future generation. Urge your senators to support immediate passage of bipartisan legislation that would reduce U.S. consumption of fossil fuels.

As people of faith, we have a moral duty to care for and preserve God’s creation for future generations and a call to care for the poor and most vulnerable. Right now, our political system is deeply divided. We haven't yet convinced the majority of elected officials of the need for strong action to address the threat to our Earth and humanity posed by climate disruption. We are working to establish a basis on which to begin a broader conversation about climate disruption.

As citizens of the United States, we have a responsibility to build that support. A first step is for the Senate to pass S. 2074, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, championed by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Republican Rob Portman (OH). Senate leadership says they will bring this bill to the floor for a vote in early May. Please urge your senators to act.

Even as we advocate for this bill's passage, we know there is more to do to work for a healthier planet for us all — on Earth Day and every day. Our faith leads us to action — and it can lead members of Congress to action as well. Let members of Congress know that you believe that caring for and preserving our Earth and all that it contains for future generations is the moral and ethical action we need. Please begin by asking your senators to support more efficient use of our nation's energy.

For more ways to get involved in calling on Congress to act on climate change from a place of conscience, see this flyer and check out our website for suggestions and information.

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