In compliance with social distancing, we are doing ONLINE Write Here/Write Now campaigns.
April Write Here! Write Now!
Tell Congress to Sequester Carbon while Helping Black Farmers!
There is bipartisan interest in fighting climate change by sequestering carbon in soil and trees using better agricultural practices. And systemic racism along with consolidation has worked to reduce the number of Black farmers from one million in 1920 to fewer than 50,000 today. We can address both by advocating for two bills–the Justice for Black Farmers Act and the Climate Stewardship Act.
UUSJ has lined up two experts to explain these bills–Adam Zipkin, counsel to Sen. Cory Booker for agriculture, and Ben Thomas, senior policy director for agriculture at the Environmental Defense Fund. (EDF is one of the premier environmental organizations, and pioneered the cap-and-trade approach to curb coal power plant emissions in the 1990’s. It was a huge success!) They will discuss how these bills can become law, and how they will help make America safer and more just.
to get your questions answered at the expert briefing at 2PM on Thursday, April 15.
Please let John P. know when you have written, if you are not going to the letter-writing party, so we have an accurate count of Accotink letters–[email protected].
Accotink’s letter-writing party will start at 3:30 PM on April 15, shortly after the expert briefing is over, with a little time between for a bio-break. John will demonstrate how easily you can write to Congress and get them to respond. Here is the Zoom link: