Advocate for Creation Justice in 2021!

Advocate for Creation Justice in 2021!

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Support Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon/Oregon Interfaith Power & Light's Creation Justice Advocacy Priorities this legislative session! 

  1. The Energy Affordability Act (HB 2475) promises to lower energy costs for Oregon's most energy-burdened families (one-page summary here)
  2. The Healthy Homes bill (HB 2842) will fund home repairs and retrofits to improve the health of families in low-income and environmental justice communities (one-page summary here)
  3. The 100% Clean Energy for ...

Support Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon/Oregon Interfaith Power & Light's Creation Justice Advocacy Priorities this legislative session! 

  1. The Energy Affordability Act (HB 2475) promises to lower energy costs for Oregon's most energy-burdened families (one-page summary here)
  2. The Healthy Homes bill (HB 2842) will fund home repairs and retrofits to improve the health of families in low-income and environmental justice communities (one-page summary here)
  3. The 100% Clean Energy for All bill (HB 2021) will require all of Oregon's electricity to be emissions-free by 2040, guaranteeing environmental, health and economic benefits for communities across the state (one-page summary here)
  • EMO/OIPL supports SCR 17, the "Environmental Justice for Oregon" resolution introduced by NAACP Eugene-Springfield and Beyond Toxics. This resolution will commit our state to prioritizing protections for those hit first and worst by climate change, air pollution, and other forms of environmental degradation (one-page summary here)

For more information about our priorities, reach out to Aaron Salzman at [email protected] You can also view our calendar of advocacy opportunities, read about our other policy priorities, and sign up for EMO/OIPL's Creation Justice Advocacy Team on our website.

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Email your State Senator: Affordable energy for all!

Ask your state senator to support HB 2475, the Energy Affordability bill sponsored by the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity campaign! This bill is scheduled for a work session in the Senate Energy & Environment Committee on April 29, and then it will head to the Senate floor for a vote. Read more about the bill here.

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Want to add your own story? Consider the following questions, from the Clean Energy Opportunity campaign:

  • How would HB 2475 impact your life or community?
  • If it feels safe and comfortable, do you have a story from your own experience that you’d like to share?
  • As a person of faith, why do you think people should be able to afford their energy bills?
  • What does a world look and feel like in which people can afford their energy bills? How is it different than the one we live in today?