Protect our right to vote in November: (national)
Tell our Senators to support national vote by mail legislation.
COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of our daily lives, including the presidential elections process. Presidential primaries in seven states have been postpones, rallies have gone online, and there is uncertainty of when this crisis will be over. Make sure that, no matter what, everyone’s voices and votes will be counted this November. Senatoras Ron Wyden (OR) and Amy Kolbuchar (MN) introduced this bill to expand early voting and vote by mail to all states if COVID-19 were to threaten the November election.
Faith Climate Voter Campaign: (national)
Pledge to vote with climate in mind this November.
Sign a pledge to vote with climate and all of God’s creation in mind this November. The next four years are so very crucial in terms of pollution reduction, efforts at averting the worst of climate change effects, and protecting all of life on beautiful planet Earth. There are so many ideas of how to spread this good word and amplify the faith community’s pledge on this site!
Protect Net Metering and Rooftop Solar: (California)
Click here to tell the California Public Utilities Commission to protect Net Metering, rooftop solar, and storage.
Electrical utilities in California are making efforts to weaken Net Metering, which allows rooftop solar customers to feed into the general grid and get credit for it. Net metering, along with rooftop solar and battery storage are important steps in meeting our goal of 100% clean energy by 2045. Tell the CPUC to keep these clean energy mechanisms strong.
Stop Methane Pollution: (national)
Click here to tell the Trump EPA you support strong methane pollution standards for the oil and gas industry.
The Trump administration is trying to roll back the EPA’s methane pollution standards. These standards were designed to limit the release of methane pollution, a potent greenhouse gas, from the oil and gas industry. According to recent research, U.S. oil and gas operations emit at least 13 million metric tons of methane annually, which has the same climate impact as operating nearly 300 coal-burning power plants for a year.
Methane is also hazardous to our health. Methane and other air pollutants from oil and gas development contribute to ground-level ozone pollution and cause a number of serious health complications including respiratory damage, cancer, birth defects, and nervous system damage. People of faith share a sacred calling to care for others, especially the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Paris Agreement: We’re Still In Petition: (international)
Despite the strong support of a majority of Americans and major U.S. corporations, the Trump administration has announced its intention to back out of the Paris climate accord. Official withdrawal by the U.S. would be a stunning, unprecedented blow to a historic global agreement.
Let’s show the world that no matter what the White House says: we’re still in. We can do our part. We, communities of faith and individuals of conscience, will do our part. We will reduce emissions, move to clean energy where we can, and continue to advocate for a sustainable future.
Sign the Pledge to let your elected officials, the UN, and the world know that you are one of the many people of faith who have taken action to care for the earth. Let them you you are taking the Paris Pledge seriously and expect them to keep America’s promise to the world and keep us in the Paris Agreement.