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?


2020 Maryland Legislative Session
IPC Priority Bills - Final Outcomes

**For the first time since the Civil War, Maryland's General Assembly shut down early, due to the COVID 19 outbreak. The final day of session was March 18, 2020. Click on the links below to learn what happened during the shortened session.  Go to each of the links below for the final outcomes of these legislative initiatives:

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 Senators to join the caucus! Read about this effort here. 


Contact Your Legislator

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