Bishop Hutterer and Lutheran leaders advocate on Capitol Hill

Bishop Hutterer joins Lutheran leaders to advocate on Capitol Hill. Join them in taking action!

Bishop Deborah Hutterer with Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Dennis Frado of Lutheran Office for World Community.

Bishop Deborah Hutterer with Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Dennis Frado of Lutheran Office for World Community.

Hill visit with Senator Martha McSally about climate and natural disasters.

Today, over 80 ELCA bishops, ministry leaders, and advocates from across the nation are on Capitol Hill speaking about critical disaster recovery and environmental needs in our communities. Arriving from dozens of synods across the U.S. and Caribbean, you can add your support by sharing why you are concerned about climate change and disaster with your lawmakers. 

Last month, Congress failed to send a disaster aid deal to the President’s desk, delaying much-needed support for survivors and communities in desperate need of recovery funding. From wildfires and tornadoes, to hurricanes and drought, far too many U.S. low and middle-income families are still displaced from the growing number of natural disasters: living with other family members, paying expensive rents, or put at increased risk of homelessness. Globally, our warming climate is intensifying natural disasters, hunger, conflict and migration. Now that Congress has returned from Easter Recess, it is a timely moment to act. Lawmakers need to hear from you about the immediate importance of supporting equitable disaster recovery, and the long-term need to structurally curb the costly effects of climate change.

Churches and other houses of worship are often the first to offer critical assistance for communities in the wake of disasters and are essential partners in helping foster better stewardship and resiliency in our communities. Lutherans have a long history of responding to natural disasters and can further their impact through advocacy. 

Send your legislators a customizable letter at the ELCA Action Center to illustrate specific disaster concerns with your legislators today!

Follow the Lutheran day on Capitol Hill at #PreparedtoCare and #ELCAadvocacy on social media.