The Oregon legislature just had an historic opportunity to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Bill and create a cap and trade system for reducing carbon pollution. Did they do it! NO.
The Clean Energy Jobs Bill was the one bill that Oregon Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice focused on for this recent short legislative session. The news wasn't all bad though.
All that sounds like a great consolation price -- but isn't the same as passing the actual legislation. The Action of the Week is to send a message to your legislators. Let them know you are disappointed, and more important, YOU ARE WATCHING. Send a message here.
As Unitarian Universalists we are not necessarily more wise or more patient than anyone else. We are all subject to fits of gloom. Yet our faith calls us to protect the earth. The work means that we are constantly countering big powerful companies. We aren't always going to win. We need to stay constant and stay focused. When we don't succeed, we need to maintain hope.
In Love and Faith,
Rev. Katie Larsell
March 24 - Student led march inspired by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings , March for our Lives, many locations around the country.