Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

Oct. 18, 2018

The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know things can change.
-Pope Francis, Laudato Si'

Act Now to Avoid Climate Catastrophe

The latest report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), reveals that we could suffer some of the most severe effects of climate change if the global temperatures rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, which could happen as soon as 2040. We’re already at 1°C and 2°C of warming would be catastrophic.

We can still prevent runaway climate disaster, the report concludes, but we need a massive, globally coordinated effort to drastically reduce greenhouse gases on a scale we haven’t seen before. More than ever, we need local and national leaders to step up and lead the fight against climate change. Click here to send a message to President Trump, EPA Chief Wheeler, Energy Secretary Perry, your members of Congress, governor and state legislators urging them to act now to avoid climate catastrophe.

Did You Know ...?
 If you are an absentee voter, please be aware that there is a text message circulating that makes it appear that your request for an absentee ballot is incomplete. It asks you to click on the link to request one. When you click on the link it takes you to a website where you are asked to enter your personal information. By submitting this information you are opting in to receive partisan robocalls and text messages. This is a scam preying on senior citizens and other absentee voters. You will never be contacted about your absentee ballot via text message. If you live in Michigan you can go to the Secretary of State website and download a form to request an absentee ballot. If you don’t live in Michigan, click here to find your state’s election office.

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