Legislative Advocacy

The information on this page is provided by the Legislative Advocacy Group of the Creation Justice Task Force to educate church leaders on current legislative issues related to Climate Justice.  The information is not meant to reflect any official position adopted by the Mountain Sky Conference.

The mission of the Mountain Sky Conference Legislative Advocacy Group is to:

Collaborate with other organizations and assist local churches and the conference to educate and mobilize people of faith to advocate for Federal and State Legislation in the pursuit of Climate Justice.

 To fulfill this mission, we will be the central point of contact for all churches in the Conference on Climate Legislation.  

True to our mission, this webpage will provide summaries of the issues and legislation they address for those new to climate change, and ideas and tools for you or your church to mobilize in advocacy. Please click the buttons below to travel easily to these topics! 

 

The easiest way to follow what is going on related to climate legislation will be to follow the bills going through the Energy & Environment committee. You can then reach out to the representative introducing the bills you would like to advocate for and see how to best help them. You can easily sign up to testify for bills you support by clicking HERE .

 

 

Additional News & Resources

 

Current Action Alerts

 

Examples of Letters & Emails

 

How You Can Help

 

Important Federal Legislation

 

Important State Legislation

 

 

 

 

Occasionally we will post an “Action Alert” for a very important piece of climate change legislation on this cover page. Right now, that bill is HR 5376, the Build Back Better piece of the 2022 federal budget, also called the “Budget Reconciliation” bill. This bill MUST include climate justice language and funding and is currently under debate by Democrats, some of whom are “moderate” and asking that pieces of this bill be eliminated. We invite you to learn more on our Important Federal Legislation page and contact your elected representatives today  to urge them NOT to cut programs in the bill that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support climate-vulnerable communities, and promote racial justice.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Use this link to send or modify a generic email to Tell Congress to Make Climate Justice a Priority and/or  where sample letters can be modified or sent as is.