Advocacy

Acting from our faith convictions, we join our voices with others in the region who call for responsible public policies to protect the Earth and its inhabitants.

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Changes in public policies are needed to undo the harm that has been done to our environment, specifically the Chesapeake Bay, and to work towards a more sustainable future.

People of faith have a special calling to bring their insights and values into the public forum. IPC is here to help you bring your voice to bear in advocating for stewardship of God’s Creation.

To receive more frequent updates and action alerts, please sign up here to be an Advocacy Leader.


2019 Priorities in Maryland

Forest Conservation Act Amendments

Ban on Styrofoam

Transparency at the Public Service Commission

Advocacy Briefing -- Join us on Sunday on January 13th from 2-5 PM to learn about current environmental bills and how to lift your faithful voice during the 2019 Legislative Session. Event can be accessed remotely via live streaming or in-person at Earth Forum at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County. See details on the flyer by clicking HERE. Whether coming or streaming please RSVP HERE

Advocacy Dates - -

February 6:

Episcopal Advocacy Day - 9am-2pmRegistration and more info here

Maryland League of Conservation Voters is holding their Environmental Summit from 4-6 pm in the Senate Main Hall. Check back for more details.

February 21:

February 21 Catholic Advocacy Day-the environment does not appear to be on their agenda.

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