If you were unable to join this webinar on January 14, the recording can be found here. You can find the slides here.

Thank you for your faithful citizenship!

Resources Mentioned in the Webinar

Here is the link to the May 2020 Climate Justice Advocacy in the Time of Coronavirus Webinar

The United Methodist Social Principles can be found here on the umcjustice.org website.

Many states have Advocacy Days where you can sign up to join small groups meeting with your elected officials. Here is a link to a document the State Level Advocacy Team is compiling of these known events.

There were some questions in the chat about what sites are good for “doing your homework” on your elected officials:  OpenSecrets.org and VoteSmart.org were mentioned, so we wanted to link them here.

Finally, here is the link to the Advocacy Follow Up Google Form. Please consider what elected official you are going to contact in the coming weeks, make a plan, do your homework, make the call, and let us know how it goes! We’ll be following up soon with how we can begin growing our grassroots network of faithful advocates across the country.

Original Promotional Information:

The State Advocacy Team has scheduled its next webinar titled “Faithful Advocacy – Taking Action” for Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 pm EST | 6:30 pm CST.  

Though presented by the State Advocacy Team, this webinar will provide a foundation for taking action at all levels of government.  It is part of an ongoing series that will focus on faithful advocacy during the time of COVID, with an eye toward the intersections of climate justice and racial justice. We will be emphasizing the importance of telling your story and building a network of grassroots advocates in every state.

The Jan. 14th webinar will start with John Hill and Laura James from the Board of Church Society sharing thoughts on how our United Methodist Social Principles can serve as the framework for determining what we advocate for. Two experienced grassroots advocates for climate justice, Christina Krost and Mel Caraway, will then share strategies for effective online meetings with policy makers in the midst of the pandemic. 

Webinar participants will then be given an opportunity to practice sharing your own stories of how your faith and life experience motivate you to act for climate justice.  The webinar will close with a challenge to participants to find ways to connect with policy makers during the following weeks and an invitation to share your experiences in a follow up webinar.

The next webinar in the series will take place in February (details out soon) and will focus on Federal action related to climate change with an emphasis on policies that would result in steep reduction in greenhouse gases and those that address issues of climate justice.

We look forward to being with you online!

You can register for the January 14th webinar HERE.