House Resolution Fact Sheet
FCNL, in collaboration with organizations from the faith and other communities, asks you to support a moral non-partisan call to the House of Representatives, through a sense of the House Resolution to address climate change. Rep. Jim Moran (VA) introduced H.Res. 672 in late May. Please ask your representative to cosponsor it.
What does the resolution do?
H. Res. 672 calls upon representatives to acknowledge the grave dangers which climate change poses to our children, future generations, and our Earth, and to commit to actions that would prevent and reduce these dangers. It is a non-binding statement that sets out a framework that will need to be followed up with detailed legislative prescriptions. Read the full text of the resolution.
Why is this resolution necessary and helpful to move congressional action on addressing climate change forward?
This resolution is a necessary and important first step towards rekindling acknowledgement and awareness of the climate crisis because, currently, little discussion, much less the urgency to act, is occurring in Congress on the gravity of global climate disruption. Yet the emission of global greenhouse gases due to human activities - the primary driver of climate change - continues largely unabated.
The document provides representatives in the current House with the opportunity to express a formal commitment to acknowledge and address the climate crisis. Discussions with congressional offices about this resolution can help re-open a dialogue within Congress about how to solve together the challenge before us all, in our shared aspiration for a healthy future for our children and future generations.
More specifically, the resolution can create interest in discussions, briefings and hearings within the Halls of Congress regarding the threats climate change poses now and in the future, and in turn, legislative strategies that respond in ways commensurate with the threats.
How else can this resolution be effective in creating change?
Discussions about the resolution provide a way to raise the awareness of people in the United States and the national media of the import of the risks and correspondingly, the urgency of implementing solutions on the national and international levels.
If candidates running for Congress and other public offices are asked about this resolution, it provides those candidates with an opportunity to declare an acknowledgement of the climate crisis and resolve to address it if elected.
What can you do?
If you are able to attend candidate forums, town hall meetings, or other public events, consider asking your candidates if they would support this resolution if elected. You can also contact your candidates for public office through our website.