E-News: Ask the Candidates about Climate Change
June 20, 2012
Action Center: Ask the candidates about climate change; Matching campaign update; What's New: Pentagon spending in the farm bill; Sen. Levin wants to cut nukes; Shoulder to Shoulder campaign; DREAMers get two more years; Nuns on the Bus; War is Not the Answer Photo of the Week: Washington, DC.
Our elected leaders have failed to act on one of the most serious problems our country faces today: the profound changes to the Earth's climate and our future because of human activity. As candidates take to the campaign trail in your area, make sure they hear that you want this to change.
Do you believe that human activity is harmfully changing the Earth’s climate in a way that will impact your constituents now and in the future? Do you support the resolution offered by Rep. Moran this year to acknowledge the realities of extreme climate change and call for congressional action?
Want to do more? See our full list of suggestions for raising this issue with candidates in an election year.
Find out more about the Moran resolution.
When you donate to FCNL before the end of June, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar -- up to $25,000. A big thanks to all of you who have helped us raise $12,500 toward the match -- only $12,500 to go!
What does the farm bill have to do with Pentagon spending? It's only the latest bill that opponents of cutting $1 trillion in Pentagon spending are using to make their case -- and why your lobbying is so important.
Senator urges bigger cuts to nuclear arsenal. Speaking on June 14, Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin urged the administration to pursue cuts in nuclear warheads far beyond the requirements of current treaties, "The more weapons that exist out there, the less secure we are," the Michigan senator stated. Find out more about how Congress could budget for fewer nuclear weapons.
Standing Shoulder to Shoulder with American Muslims. FCNL is part of this interfaith organization dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment by strengthening the voice of freedom and peace.
Immigration: DREAMers get two more years to dream. The administration's new policy will allow many young undocumented immigrants to delay deportation and get work permits.
Look for the Nuns on the Bus in your neighborhood. Our colleagues at the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK are taking a budget trip around the country to raise awareness of the harm the House budget would do to people who are already suffering. See where they'll be coming next!
- Oppose H.R. 1505: Violating Environmental, Native American, and Human Rights to "Protect the Border" (6/20/12)
- Address World Hunger: Save International Food Aid Programs (6/18/2012)
- We Need More Transparency Around Drone Strikes (6/15/2012)
This week we welcomed Christine Letts as the new communications program assistant at FCNL. Christine recently graduated from Haverford College with a major in political science and a minor in peace, justice, and human rights. Her thesis focused on the discriminatory effects of mass incarceration. Welcome, Christine, to FCNL!