FCNL Call to Conscience

  • May 8, 2015 at 6:16 pm #1504

    This witness is being carried forward by an interfaith coalition created by FCNL to emphasize that climate justice is a moral and religious imperative.  At Interim Meeting on Saturday, May 9, The PYM FCNL Network asked Friends and meetings to join a PYM-wide witness to call or email their member of the House of Representatives about the urgent need for bipartisan efforts to address climate disruption.

    Request in a nutshell: if you live in the districts listed below, ask your Representative to acknowledge that human caused climate change is a reality happening now and urge him to support bipartisan efforts to address it in this Congress.   Congressional districts:  MD 1;   PA: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,15,6,18;    NJ: 2,3,4,5,7,11.

    In all other districts, thank your Representative for acknowledging the reality of human caused climate change, and ask him to work for bipartisan action in this Congress.


    Note: unfortunately, the pronoun use here is accurate.

  • May 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm #1505

    Thanks to the members of Moorestown Meeting who have made calls. I hear as well that a minute is in process.

    I’ll report as well that 14 members of Mt Holly Meeting have made calls or emails and offer my thanks here.

    Who is next?

    • June 22, 2015 at 9:16 pm #1506
      Ruth Darlington

      I emailed Rep. Tom MacArthur asking him to admit climate change was happening now and that human action was in part responsible. I asked him to support legislation in this session of Congress to address global warming and to be a voice for domestic action on climate change so the U.S. could also push international action on the issue.

  • May 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm #1507
    Pamela Haines

    I wrote to my Congressman, Chakah Fattah, thanking him for acknowledging that human-caused climate change is a reality, and urging him to work for action on it in this Congress.

  • May 19, 2015 at 8:33 pm #1508

    I emailed my Representative from District 1. I thanked him for acknowledging that climate change is a serious issue, and I urged him to work for bipartisan acknowledgement and action on this issue. I’ll be curious to see what role he plays if, and when, relevant legislation comes up.

  • May 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm #1509
    Daniel Turner

    I wrote to my congressman, Brendan Boyle, and asked him to do what he can to support the US commitment to the December “COP” conference in Paris. Also advised him that the Delaware River is tidal in Philadelphia, and at the rate we are going the low-lying areas of the city will be awash in a couple of hundred years if we don’t get GHG emissions under control!

  • May 21, 2015 at 7:04 am #1510
    David jones

    This is what I sent to Representative Fattah, PA District 1,

    I would like to thank you for your work promoting sound energy policies and acknowledging our influence on climate change. Please work toward bi-partisan support to address carbon emissions and advocate for US support for the International Green Fund. The poor and disadvantaged throughout our neighborhoods, country and world are the least responsible for this problem, yet often they are the most affected. Thank you for your support, Paul Ricker

  • May 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm #1511

    I attend Pennsdale Meeting, and have just emailed my Congressman, Tom Marino (10th District) with the following message:

    “Dear Rep. Marino; I am emailing you about the emergency of global warming, which is already beginning to set off a chain reaction of multiple environmental and human emergencies. Please acknowledge the scientific facts that global warming is occurring and that human activity contributes to it. I urge you to immediately join bipartisan efforts in Congress to address this pressing issue. NOTHING else will matter if we render our planet incapable of supporting civilization as we know it.

  • May 21, 2015 at 4:13 pm #1512

    thanks to all who have joined so far. I’ll add that 15 Friends at Mt Holly Meeting emailed or called Rep. Thomas MacArthur, asking that he learn the facts about human contributions to global warming from scientific reports and that he use his position on the House Natural Resources Committee to promote and support bi-partisan efforts to address climate change in this session of Congress. Keep ’em coming!

  • May 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm #1513
    Barry Bishop

    From Pennsdale Monthly Meeting I also wrote to Representative Tom Marino, 10th Congressional District.

    Barry Bishop

  • May 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm #1514
    Tony White

    also from Pennsdale Meeting, also wrote to Tom Marino

  • May 25, 2015 at 7:24 am #1515
    Deb Faulkner

    I emailed Rep. Brendan Boyle (13th District, PA) today, to thank him for his commitment to act on climate change and his commitment to reduce our country’s reliance on the fossil fuels that cause climate change.

    • May 26, 2015 at 3:43 pm #1516

      I sent the following email to my Congressman, Bob Brady today:

      I appreciate that your actions indicate that you understand that climate change is real and human-caused, is already having an impact, and needs to be addressed. I hope you will support bi-partisan measures to address climate change in this session of Congress.

      I’m about to bring this leading to the members of my monthly meeting, Swarthmore, and I hope we will have new voices reporting in soon!

  • June 2, 2015 at 11:01 am #1517

    I just emailed Donald Norcross, N.J. District 1, to thank him and urge him to act.

  • June 5, 2015 at 2:25 pm #1518
    Lois Sellers

    I am a member of Swarthmore Meeting. I wrote to Casey, Pat Meehan and Pat Toomey.

    “climate change is real and human-caused, is already having an impact, and needs to be addressed. I hope you will support bi-partisan measures to address climate change in this session of Congress.”

  • June 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm #1519

    On May 18th, 2015, three Friends from Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting and 2 folks from Citizens Climate Lobby met with Dent’s LV staffer and with Dennis Peterson, by phone, DC staffer on the Environment. Dennis shared that Dent does believe that Climate Change is real and that it is a moral issue, but will not be signing the Gibson resolution at this time because – he doesn’t know what is in it – he doesn’t want to box himself in to a position he will have to recant -he doesn’t want to disrupt the coal -sourced energy of constituents who have no alternative (we did share that this is not the case)

    CCL folks are returning to DC this weekend and will do a follow up visit with Dent’s office.

  • June 14, 2015 at 7:25 pm #1520

    Moorestown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) at its meeting for worship for business on June 14, 2015 approved sending the following minute as a corporate witness to Congressman Tom MacArthur, the member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey’s Third Congressional District of which Moorestown is a part:

    The members of Moorestown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) ask Cingressman Tom MacArthur to acknowledge (a) that climate change is already happening, (b) human activities contribute to it, and (c) it needs to be addressed in this congressional session. Thanks to Moorestown Meeting for making this a concern of the entire Meeting!

    • June 19, 2015 at 9:10 pm #1521
      Ruth Darlington

      Thank you for reporting on Moorestown Meeting’s minute. I will take this information to next Tuesday’s meeting of Peace & Social Concerns at Medford Meeting and ask the committee to take a similar minute to the next meeting for business.

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