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Tell Congress: Oppose Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

By Emily Wirzba, November 4, 2019

It happened. Today, two years after announcing his intention, President Trump has started the formal, year-long process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

As the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, exiting the Paris Agreement is an abdication of our moral responsibility to address climate change and protect vulnerable peoples. Act now: Call your members of Congress and urge them to publicly oppose the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement!

As people of faith, we disagreed with withdrawal two years ago; and we disagree now. The science is abundantly clear: the climate crisis is causing increased health problems, warming our oceans, and exacerbating unprecedented weather events, like the wildfires raging in California.

The United States has a moral responsibility to remain a leader in the international effort to address the global issue of climate change. Urge Congress to publicly oppose U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Press Release Faith-based organizations rebuke US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement 

Washington, DC – As leaders of faith-based organizations, we are gravely concerned by the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Update U.S. Abandons Climate Leadership 

On Nov. 4, President Trump took formal action to start the yearlong process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Emily Wirzba

  • Legislative Manager, Sustainable Energy and Environment

Emily Wirzba leads FCNL’s lobbying work to achieve bipartisan recognition of climate change and action in Congress. Emily meets with members of Congress and their staff to promote FCNL's environmental priorities. She also works closely with FCNL's network across the country to organize constituents to lobby, write, and advocate for bipartisan environmental action in Congress. She currently serves as co-chair of the Washington Interreligious Staff Community's Energy and Ecology Working Group.