BACKGROUND AND JEWISH VALUES:
It is time for comprehensive climate and energy legislation that meets scientific standards to reduce global warming pollution and jumpstarts the transition to a sustainable energy future; creates pathways out of poverty through good, green jobs; and ensures that the most vulnerable communities around the world – those who contribute the least to the problem – are protected from the effects of climate change.
Despite mounting scientific evidence of climate change, growing popular consensus that the government needs to lead, and increasingly costly disruptions to the economy, Congress has not taken action on climate change. Instead, we inch closer to the climate cliff beyond which our ecosystems may be completely unable to recover. It is time for Congress to enact comprehensive climate legislation!
As Jews, we are called to be good stewards of God’s earth and its natural resources, and to ensure that the most vulnerable among us can not only survive but better their lives. Comprehensive climate and energy policy, which ensures the continued health of our environment for future generations, and protects the poor from the effects of both climate change and new climate and energy policies, upholds both of these values.
Urge your members of Congress to support passage of comprehensive climate and energy legislation this year. The Capitol Switchboard can be reached at 202.224.3121, or you can send an email by entering your zip code below. For more information, contact Legislative Assistant Sophie Golomb at 202.387.2800.