In case you missed these Spring For Change opportunities previously...

Take Action for Policy Change Now!

 

Terry,

UUSJ, UU Ministry For Earth, and UUs for a Just Economic Community have joined forces on April's Write Here! Write Now! And we want you to provide your messages with personal witness/stories for our meetings in late April and early May with staffers. Follow the buttons in this email to help.

We've agreed to focus on addressing persistent racial and economic disparities, as part of Environmental Justice.

Why...

  • Our topic is Climate-Friendly Agriculture because it's intersectional and, historically, the agricultural sector has been rife with interlocking class and racial injustices. Small and family farmers, and BIPOC farmers, have been systematically disenfranchised in favor of large and corporate farmers.
  • Sustainable, ecologically friendly, farming practices are needed as part of our climate change solution strategies. And we need to develop strategies that help us grapple with climate change throughout our economy. We can't afford to overlook farming if we are serious about hitting every angle where climate change solutions can be leveraged.
  • America loves its farmers, and their special interests have more room for bi-partisan support.

So, please Terry...

  1. Take the letter-writing action, use the online platform or upload your hand-written letters!
  2. Share your stories with Senators and ask your like-minded friends to do so as well
  3. View the video below if you like, it can enrich your understanding, but be sure to lift your voice

We are urging Senators to support legislation that would make progress on both climate change and social ills, such as the Justice for Black Farmers Act and the Climate Stewardship Act 

Massive consolidation and mechanization in the agricultural sector have led to problems that include soil loss, water and air pollution, loss of biodiversity and economic distress among many farm owners and farm workers. No group has suffered more than Black farmers, who have faced the additional burden of systemic racism.

And please take a moment for the global strategies needed, for the Paris Climate Agreement...

We are calling on our leaders to commit to and fund the US fair share of the Green Climate Fund

Click to send a message, helping them feel the weight of our principled concern on this matter. The U.S. must demonstrate its moral and ethical financial leadership, through a Fair Share commitment in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement Commitment

Let’s urge them to commit to and finance the Green Climate Fund and, thereby, the Paris Climate Agreement; which moves all nations towards a safer future.

 

UUSJ 
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