Push on climate change legislation

Efforts are underway this Earth Day - April 22 - to make sure the Senate finally moves on climate change legislation. The latest word is that Senate leaders will unveil a comprehensive bill on climate and energy during the week of April 19-23. The National Catholic Rural Life Conference has asked its members to be ready to raise their voice.

One major concern remains that international funding to help poor countries cope with global warming and secure low-carbon technologies will be less than needed. Express this concern to your Senators. Take one more step and send letters to newspaper editors with this same message. The general public also needs to hear from us, people of faith, and our concern for the poor and vulnerable.

Visit the NCRLC's Web site on Climate Change Advocacy for more information

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