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Sep 05, 2018

On Harvey Anniversary, Evangelicals Across the U.S. Pray for Climate Action

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Hundreds of evangelical Christians in dozens of locations around the country joined in prayer over the Labor Day weekend to call attention to the ongoing work of Harvey recovery in Houston, to lift up victims of extreme weather around the world, and to call upon our leaders—both local and national—to put forward real solutions to the climate crisis.

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Aug 21, 2018

Our Response to Clean Power Plan Rollback

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Today the Administration made public a new rule to replace the Clean Power Plan. The Obama-era rule was the first significant attempt made by the federal government to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from power plants—the country’s single largest source of carbon pollution. The new proposed rule, the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, would make minor improvements at individual plants and would allow states to ease pollution rules for older plants.

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Jul 23, 2018

Young Evangelicals Applaud Congressman Curbelo’s Moral Courage on Climate Change

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JULY 23 | WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) has offered the moral leadership on climate change that has been desperately lacking in Congress for far too long. His thoughtfully-structured carbon tax bill would improve public health, protect vulnerable communities, and safeguard our generation’s future—all while exceeding the U.S. reduction commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Jul 05, 2018

Our Statement on the Resignation of Scott Pruitt

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JULY 5, 2018 | WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier today, President Trump accepted the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Administrator Pruitt had been under fire for months for numerous ethics scandals.

National organizer and spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, offered the following statement:

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Jun 11, 2018

Meet the Y.E.C.A. Activists Tackling Climate Change One Community at a Time

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Another academic year has come and gone, and once again our Climate Leadership Fellows cohort has achieved some truly tremendous things in communities across the country.

Climate Leadership Fellows are selected for one academic year to be trained and supported by Y.E.C.A. to be climate action leaders on their campuses and in their churches by hosting conversations, organizing their peers, and advocating for structural change. Here’s a glimpse at what our 2017-18 cohort was up to this year.

 

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Jun 05, 2018

Our Response to Proposed Coal and Nuclear Bailouts

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Last week, an internal White House memo leaked revealing that the Trump Administration, through the Department of Energy, hopes to prop up failing coal and nuclear plants with billions of taxpayer dollars, all in the name of “national security”.

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Apr 13, 2018

Host a Y.E.C.A. Facebook Fundraiser This Earth Day

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Maybe you’ve noticed lately that many people are using important days (i.e. birthdays, holidays) to host Facebook fundraisers for causes that are important to them. It is a great way to share their passion with their community and to invite others to join them in making the world a little more how they’d like it to be.

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Mar 13, 2018

Pompeo Pick Signals More of the Same at State Department

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President Trump announced today that CIA Director, Mike Pompeo will replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. In response, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action released the following statement:

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Mar 13, 2018

Speaking Truth to Power at Illinois Debate

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The rally was calling for an end to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for politicians to divest from fossil fuel companies. There was a real sense of purpose and community among the protesters there as we were all united under a common goal and though there were around 10 separate groups and organizations represented, we weren’t divided in any way. We all chanted in unison, which allowed for our voices to carry out our message. We carried painted signs and theater props. We stood together in the cold, making our values and demands known as one group with one voice.

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Feb 21, 2018

Our Statement on the Passing of Billy Graham

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It is with heavy and grateful hearts that we mark the passing of Billy Graham. Heavy for the loss sustained by his loved ones and the church by his absence, yet inexpressibly grateful for the legacy that he leaves behind.

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