February 27, 2020
Contact: Susannah Tuttle, Director – NC Interfaith Power & Light firstname.lastname@example.org 919-612-5526
NC INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT LAUNCHES AD CAMPAIGN CALLING ON ELECTED OFFICIALS TO SUPPORT A 100% CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY
RALEIGH, NC – Today, North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light (NCIPL) a program of the NC Council of Churches, comprised of 25 distinct judicatories from 17 denominations with 1.5 million congregants, launched a radio advertising campaign calling on our elected officials to address the climate crisis impacting communities across the state. The video specifically implores our elected leaders to support a 100% clean energy economy.
“The climate crisis has largely been ignored by many of our elected officials in Washington,” said Susannah Tuttle, NCIPL Director. “Meanwhile, North Carolina has been devastated by coastal flooding and extreme heat fueled by climate change. It is imperative that our Senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, along with our state’s delegation in the House of Representatives, get behind efforts to transition to a 100% clean economy, including real investments in solar power.”
NCIPL’s advertisement calls on all North Carolinians, including all faith communities, to sign onto an online petition challenging our elected officials to support policies that advance solar power.
The radio ad, which can be heard here: Support a 100% Clean Energy Economy will begin airing today and will conclude on March 3rd. It will run on stations across the Raleigh-Durham market.
The Script of the 60 second ad:
North Carolinians are feeling the impacts of climate change – every day. In just the past two years, our coasts have flooded, and in 2019 severe heat led to nearly four thousand emergency room visits. We must fight climate change to ensure a better world for our children and vulnerable communities. We can do that by demanding our leaders act on climate by promoting a 100% clean energy economy that includes real investments in solar power. So today — I’m asking you, and all North Carolina faith communities, to call on our elected leaders to protect God’s creation. Join me in safeguarding our health by supporting clean energy and sign the pledge at www.ncipl.org/solar. Our leaders have a moral responsibility to respond to the climate crisis. Now. Paid for by North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light, a program of the North Carolina Council of Churches.
About North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light
North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light, a program of the North Carolina Council of Churches, connects the faith voice of North Carolina around climate change, encouraging mitigation of the effects and resilient communities through its programs and engaging in the public policy process by advocacy with compassion. We speak for what we love and take action for the future of our children and the children of all species. For more information, visit https://ncipl.org/.