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Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

September 9, 2021

Climate change is not only a future challenge, but an immediate and urgent matter of survival.” 
- Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby*

This is Our Moment for Bold Climate Action in Congress
As we celebrate the Season of Creation (Sept. 1 – Oct. 4), Congress has a monumental opportunity to act on climate change. With active negotiations underway on how to prioritize federal funding, it could not be more critical for our lawmakers to take bold action to address the climate crisis by investing in clean energy, climate resilience, environmental justice and jobs.

We have seen how the climate crisis has worsened, made clear repeatedly this year with extreme weather events such as intense hurricanes, flash floods, wildfires, and frequent heatwaves. If we don’t take swift and significant action now, these disasters will happen even more frequently, disproportionately harming low-income communities and communities of color.

Legislation enacted this year must be bold, and it is critical that Congress allocates the entirety of the approved $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package to invest in the wellbeing of communities across the country. Click here to send a message to your members of Congress urging them to enact a robust, just and equitable legislative package to respond to the climate crisis now.

*“A Joint Message for the Protection of Creation”
Pope Francis
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Sept. 7, 2021

Did you know ...?

A new EPA analysis released last week shows that the most severe harms from climate change fall disproportionately upon underserved communities who are least able to prepare for, and recover from, heat waves, flooding, and other impacts.  EPA’s analysis indicates that communities of color are particularly vulnerable to the greatest impacts of climate change. Click here to read more.  

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