NAACP Endorses Statement on the Nation’s Ethical Obligation on Climate Change
The NAACP has endorsed the Statement on the Nation’s Ethical Obligation to Address Climate Change. In signing this statement, we recognize that climate change is a real, dangerous, and rapidly worsening problem with deep moral implications. We must also acknowledge and act on our long-standing moral obligation to protect current and future generations from suffering and death, to honor principles of justice and equity, and to protect the great Earth systems on which the wellbeing of all life, including ours, depends.
To read the full statement and endorse, please click here.
Below, please see some of the statements made by NAACP faith leaders:
Reverend Theresa Dear, NAACP National Board Member and Dupage County Branch President
In this video Reverend Dear, NAACP National Board Member and Dupage Illinois County Branch President, provides testimony for the EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Rule for Power Plants Hearings which took place in May 2011 in Chicago, IL. In this video she talks about the effects of lead on children, child bearing women, and fetuses in utero. She calls on us to speak for them in telling the EPA that lead level compliance needs to be brought down from 5% to 0%.
Pastor David Bullock, Branch President, Highland Park NAACP
In this video PastorDavid Bullock, is at the Michigan Town Hall Meeting regarding pollution from coal fired power plants, which took place in Detroit Michigan in July of 2011. Pastor Bullock talks about how environmental toxins polluting our air, water and land are adversely affecting the health of communities. Pastor Bullock speaks of the need to stand together in solidarity in calling on the EPA to enact stronger standards to protect communities from air toxins.
Reverend Wendell Anthony, Detroit Branch President, NAACP
In this video, Reverend Wendell Anthony, Detroit Branch President is at the Michigan Town Hall Meeting on coal fired power plants which was held in Detroit, MI in July 2011. Reverend Anthony speaks of how the coal fired power plants have created severe health problems, particularly in communities of color around our nation. Reverend Anthony calls on members of Congress to help maintain healthy communities.