Together We Accomplish More.
The 2023 Maryland Legislative Session is in full swing, and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) and our closest allies need your support to help pass legislation geared towards addressing a myriad of environmental and social concerns. With topics from land conservation to green energy, these bills will help Maryland bolster our climate change resilience, improve our fossil-fuel-dependency, and help to permanently preserve the scenery and wildlife which makes Maryland unique.
Please take a moment to learn more, get involved through our Advocacy page, and see how you might be able to support environmental legislative efforts in 2023! Thank you for your support.
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Will You Help us Keep Maryland Beautiful?
We think land conservation is a goal worth celebrating! IPC is taking a stand on strengthening Maryland’s resilience to climate change through support of the Maryland the Beautiful Act (HB:631 / SB:470). This legislation aims to position Maryland as a leader in land conservation, with a goal of permanently protecting 40% of our land by 2040!
We’re past 300 signatures on our petition -- will you help us reach our goal of 400? Learn more about this bill and how you can help IPC advocate HERE on our website.
Voice your support by signing the petition. Thank you for advocating with us by signing the petition and forwarding it to your networks.
IPC’s 2023 Written Testimony:
IPC has submitted written testimony in direct support of several pieces of legislation. We invite you to review and become informed about the bills and our stances, so that you, too, can lobby your elected officials for these impactful changes.
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake has submitted testimony in direct support of the…
- Maryland the Beautiful Act (HB:631 / SB:470)
- Forest Conservation Act (HB:723 / SB:526)
- Green Space Equity Act (HB:503 / No Senate Bill)
- MD Native Plants Program (HB:950 / SB:836)
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake has additionally co-signed testimony in support of…
- Community Solar - Make it Permanent (HB:908 / SB:613)
- Offshore Wind (HB:793 / SB:781)
- Environmental Human Rights Resolution (HJ:0001 / SJ:0004)
Thank you for your support. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Let’s Take Action Together:
We are urging your support for any of the above mentioned pieces of legislation (7 in total). Below are actions you could take!
Call your state representatives and urge them to support these bills. Even if your legislator does not sit on the committee where the bill will be heard, you can ask your legislator to sign on as a co-sponsor, or to urge the members of the committee to vote the bill out of committee. Not sure their phone number? Head to http://www.mdelect.net/ and enter your address to find all your representatives and their contact information.
We’re looking for faith leaders who will help us support the Maryland the Beautiful Act in 2023 (send us an email):
- Are you a faith leader willing to author an op-ed with IPC's support in writing it?
- Are you connected to a denominational conference and are you able to secure their support? We need written testimony and/or co-sign-on's to IPC's testimony.
*If you are having doubts about how your congregation can get involved with advocating for environmental legislation please check out the helpful resources on our Advocacy page on our website.
Thank you from all of us at Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake for all that you do to protect, preserve, and cherish our shared home.
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