These churches have formally agreed to seek to have a significant portion of their congregation (at least 75% is the suggested goal) sign the Creation Care Voter Pledge as an expression of their commitment to a more sustainable and just world for all peoples.
Please congratulate the following churches:
Boston, MA - Church of the Covenant
Boston, MA - Old South Church
Cambridge, MA - First Church in Cambridge
Franklin, MA - Franklin Federated Church
Milton, MA - East Congregational Church, UCC
Natick, MA - First Congregational Church
Newton, MA - Eliot Church of Newton
Northborough, MA - Trinity Church Northborough
West Tisbury, MA - First Congregational Church
Winchester, MA - First Congregational Church
Guilford, CT - First Congregational Church
Your SNEUCC Environmental Ministries Team has invited everyone to show their commitment to “voting their values” by signing the SNEUCC Creation Care Voter Pledge. This simple, quick, but meaningful step simply says the “I pledge to be a consistent voter, and I will always prioritize caring for God’s creation in how I vote.”The terrific news is that over 425 individuals from 48 different churches in the Southern New England UCC Conference have signed the Pledge. Won’t you join them? Sign up here: Creation Care Voter Pledge
What happens when I sign the Pledge?
Your name, email address and voting address are entered in a database maintained by the Environmental Voter Project (EVP), a nonprofit organization which is organized to encourage voters who name environmental justice or climate change as being among their priorities to actually vote! EVP then sends a reminder of upcoming elections in that person’s district or precinct to them. No partisan endorsements of candidates or parties; simply a reminder to vote.
Even if you consider yourself a regular and reliable voter, it’s surprising how a simple reminder can underscore the importance of participation in our democracy. But wait, there’s more !
What can I do?
- Please take a minute to sign the Creation Care Voter Pledge. If you’ve already signed, thank you! And please mention it and share this link with a fellow church member or neighbor. Find more voter resources here.
- Talk with others in your home church. Do you have a Green Team or similar group? Perhaps your church will accept the Congregational Climate Justice Voter Challenge and be recognized as a congregation which believes that climate change and environmental justice, and all of the related issues of social injustice, are priorities that we need to address. More information and additional resources are available here.
Ted Wade, Co-Chair
SNEUCC Environmental Ministries Team
Ted Wade is co-chair of the SNEUCC Environmental Ministries Team