Putting Faith into Action at the State Capitol

olyvalentineThroughout the session, Earth Ministry/WAIPL members participated in multiple Capitol Drop-in Days, in which we spoke with legislators and their aides about our environmental priorities from a faith perspective.

Religious leaders and nurses joined forces for a drop-in day in support of the Toxic Free Kids and Families Act on January 14, students from UW’s Methodist Wesley Club went door-to-door talking to legislators about the Oil Transportation Safety Act on January 23, dozens of members participated in a “literature drop” regarding all three of our bills during Interfaith Advocacy Day on January 30, and still more participated in a lit drop that included the Washington State Catholic Conference on February 5. On February 14, we delivered chocolates and valentines to our senators encouraging their support of the Toxic Free Kids and Families Act.

In addition to these Capitol Drop-in Days, over 300 people of faith participated in Interfaith Advocacy Day, at which Earth Ministry/WAIPL staff led two sessions explaining our environmental priorities.

Each time Earth Ministry/WAIPL steps into the capitol building, we represent you. The faith community is an incredibly powerful moral voice and we thank you for joining us in standing up for care of God’s creation.