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)
  • Finally, in line with our belief that our energy system should be both environmentally responsible and accessible to all, EMO/OIPL supports legislative solutions to the injustice of utility disconnections, including an extension of the current moratorium, increased support for energy-burdened communities, and a ban on disconnections based on inability to pay.

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: Environmental Justice for Oregon!

Ask your state senator today to support SCR 17, the "Environmental Justice for Oregon" resolution! Thanks to your support, this resolution passed unanimously through the Senate Committee on Energy & Environment. Now, its sponsors need your support ahead of its floor vote in the Senate! Read a one-page summary of the bill here.

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  • How would SCR 17 impact your life or community?
  • As a person of faith, why do you think Oregon should prioritize benefits to environmental justice communities?
  • What does an environmentally just look and feel like? How is it different than the one we live in today?