2020 is going to be the most consequential election ever for our climate and the future of our planet. As people of faith and conscience, we must speak out on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society and the world, for those who are suffering the worst effects of climate change. In pledging to be Faith Climate Voters we are putting love into action for every living creature and every vulnerable community suffering the devastation of climate change.
That is why, as part of worship on Sunday, February 9, I will be inviting you to sign a “Faith Climate Voter Pledge” and to join me in dedicating our pledges to vote in the March Primaries. The pledges will say:
I pledge to vote with climate and Creation in mind. I am pledging to be a Faith Climate Voter to put love into action for every living creature and for every vulnerable community suffering the impacts of our changing climate, from sea rise, to extreme heat, to devastating droughts, to raging wildfires, to supercharged storms.
I believe our nation’s elected leaders and public policies should reflect our shared values. By pledging to be a consistent voter and vote with climate in mind, I am communicating the values of caring for God’s Creation and our children’s future.
People who are not eligible to vote can still participate by pledging to get a neighbor to make such a pledge. There will be extra Faith Climate Voter Pledge cards to take home and share with your neighbors.