Event by LOPPW and Jonathan Barker
State Capitol, Madison, 2 E Main Street- 10 A.M.
Fasting for Climate Justice – Fast, Pray, ActJoin the Lutheran Office for Public Policy, the “Wisconsin 5,” and other climate leaders as we advocate together for climate and environmental protections in this year’s Wisconsin State Budget. This nonpartisan event will be hosted on the west corner (State St. corner) of the Wisconsin State Capitol building at 10:00am on Saturday, March 6th. All are welcome! Masks and social distancing are required.
LOPPW, the Wisconsin Five, and the rest of the Fasting for Climate Justice Team ask you to consider attending Saturday’s press conference and support in any way that you are able, including fasting for the day of the event or for just a single meal. Meditative prayers and vocally advocating for climate justice are other ways to show your support.
The Wisconsin Five are fasting for 22 consecutive days to focus public attention and spark action for climate protections in this year’s Wisconsin State Budget. Members of the Kenosha Five are Rev. Jonathan Barker, pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha; Andy Berg, County Board Supervisor and Executive Director of Garden of Eatin’ – Kenosha; Justin Blake, community leader and founder of Black Underground Recycling; Joe Cardinali, former Kenosha County Board Supervisor and community activist, and Tory Lowe, community advocate and activist.
Speakers for this Event Include:
• Rev. Jonathan Barker
• Justin Blake
• Joe Cardinali
• Andy Berg
• Tory Lowe
• Rev. Cindy Crane, Director, Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin
• Kyle Minden, Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin
The Fasting for Climate Justice team is advocating for the Wisconsin State Budget to:
1. Increase and incentivize energy efficiency and resiliency.
2. Promote and fund the development of renewable energy, including the equitable growth of green jobs here in Wisconsin.
3. Provide safeguards against inequities that arise from climate change and environmental destruction, including unsafe water and damaging air pollution.
4. Continue to support farmers and utilize their stewardship of the environment to protect our natural resources and our planet.