Advocacy

Photo by Jerry Kiesewetter on UnsplashActing from our faith convictions, we join our voices with others in the region who call for responsible public policies that promote healthy watersheds.

Public policies are needed to bring about major change and to undo the harm that has been done to our environment, specifically the watersheds of the Chesapeake region. 

Citizens and organizations have a moral obligation to engage in the political process in ways that align with our values.

What Can You Do?

Denominational Advocacy Days:

  • Maryland Episcopal Advocacy Day: Wed 2/12/20, 8:30 am-2 pm. Register here.
  • Maryland Jewish Advocacy Day with Pearlstone Center: Tues 2/18/20, 4:30-7:30 pm.
  • United Methodist Advocacy Day, Thurs 3/5/20, 8:30 am-2 pm. More info here.

2020 Maryland Legislative Session
The Bills IPC Will Be Tracking...

Ban on Plastic Bags 

Ban on Chlorpyrifos

Coal Community Transition


Environmental Justice Caucus

IPC was asked by the Choose Clean Water Coalition to speak out in support of the newly formed Environmental Justice Caucus. We gathered 160 signatures to encourage our Senators to join the caucus! Read about this effort here. 


Do you live in Virginia or the District of Columbia? Help us track legislation in other regions! Email jodi@interfaithchesapeake.org to volunteer. 


Contact Your Legislator

Do you know how to contact your legislator and ensure your voice is heard? The links below will connect you to websites for each of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed states where you can find your legislator and obtain their contact information. 

Maryland

Virginia

Delaware

Pennsylvania

New York

West Virginia