Tell U.S. Congress to “Show Real Leadership” to Help Avert the Climate Crisis

Momentum is building to address climate change, sparked by wide interest in a Green New Deal and the bold actions of young climate activists around the world. As UUs, we must promote a just and equitable transition to a clean energy future. Congress is appropriating funds now so let’s urge our senators to support and fund programs and policies to build a green economy, protect our air, land, and water, phase out fossil fuels, and take action to transform our economic system by creating market incentives for businesses and consumers to “go green.”

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Join UUs nationwide in writing our Senators during the Write Here! Write Now! (WHWN) letter-writing campaign. Your congregation can get involved by setting up a table on September 8 to and asking your congregants to write letters to be hand-delivered at the UU national conference,  “Advocating for Economic and Climate Justice as a Moral Issue: Mobilizing for a Green New Deal,” in Washington, D.C. September 15-17.

Why We Are Writing?
The climate crisis is a symptom of a deeper crisis: resource-intensive industrial production of the “dig, burn, dump economy.” Our faith calls us to promote bold action and hold our legislators accountable. In addressing climate change, we also address systemic injustices and support laws consistent with our ethical and moral UU values. With funding and tax measures now before the Senate, this is a good time to press our legislators to find ways to transform our economy, reduce carbon emissions, and create a more just and livable world. It’s up to all of us to keep up the pressure to act.

Our UU 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. At the General Assembly, UUs passed an Action of Immediate Witness, Build the Movement for a Green New Deal (2019), a Statement of Conscience, Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change (2006), and a Statement of Conscience, Escalating Economic Inequity (2017).

Letter Writing Toolkit

UUSJ’s Write Here! Write Now! Toolkit provides you with all you need to know to launch an effective letter-writing campaign to communicate with opinion leaders and policy-makers to advocate for positive change, or to express a point of view on public issues facing your community, state or our nation. The opportunity to write personal letters (not form letters) will let public officials and policy-makers know how our faith and values compel us to seek a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Make letter-writing a spiritual practice!

 

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