Juan de Léon Gutierrez was the third child to die in U.S. custody since December of 2018. He migrated from the Dry Corridor of Guatemala where crops of subsistence farmers failed for the third year in a row, a situation exacerbated by climate change. Juan was from one of these farming families that have done the least to contribute to climate change, but are suffering the worst effects and risking their lives to come to the United States.*
As people of faith and conscience we must speak out on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society who are suffering the worst effects of climate change.
Interfaith Power & Light has gathered some tips and resources to help you find and impact your Town Hall district meeting. Download the new Town Hall Toolkit here.
We can’t stand by silently while people lose their lives due to climate change, especially those who never got the chance to speak for themselves, like young Juan de Léon Gutierrez.
The kit includes tips and resources for connecting you to your Town Hall, faith-based talking points on environmental issues, and posters you can print to carry with you. If your Member of Congress is not holding a Town Hall near you, IPL’s Town Hall kit offers guidance on other ways to organize and get your message to your Member of Congress.