North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light

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Raleigh, NC  27607

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NCIPL 2019

by Sabrina Rosario

ADVOCACY

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"We have faith. Act now for climate justice." - Tveit

NCIPL’s work is rooted in the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing and the value of  Advocating with Compassion, as the only faith-based & statewide organization that works on addressing the climate justice issues in North Carolina. 

* Ask others what they love. Ask what their positive hopeful vision for NC before you discuss the issues you care about.

* Learn how and why others do what they do. Try to understand their beliefs and values.

* Love our enemies/neighbors.

* Include everyone.  It’s not about us against them.

* Love ourselves through the process. If you are becoming overcome with anger and bitterness it is time for a break.

* If we are practicing creation care, then as a part of that we are caring for ourselves.

What does it mean to advocate with compassion?

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Request a meeting face-to-face with your elected officials.

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Give them a call.

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Provide information on an issue you care about to decision makers.

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Participate in statewide campaigns.

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Help get people registered to vote.

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Support NCIPL monthly.

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Attend your local government meetings or consider applying for appointment to a local board or commission.

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Write a letter-to-the-editor of your local newspaper.

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Write an article for your church bulletin or blog.

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Speak to your church, neighborhood association, or other community group.

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Attend a public hearing or an elected body committee meeting.

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Attend City Council or County Commissioner meetings.

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Circulate a petition in your community or church.

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Host an event for your cause.

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Get together a group of your friends to show a relevant documentary film.

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Take action together by signing postcards or petitions.

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