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January 10th, 2018 marked a National Day of Action to #SaveCHIP. The social media campaign directed at Congress has the goal of pushing lawmakers to finally fund a critically necessary health care program that provides health insurance for 400,000 Texas children, and 9 million children across the country.

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Last Tuesday, a federal judge issued a temporary injunction blocking part of the Trump administration’s DACA repeal. The order allows those who had DACA status the day the repeal was announced to apply for renewal. But the scope of the injunction is unclear and the administration has said that they will appeal the decision. While advocates view the court order as a positive step, the pressure is still on Congress to pass a more permanent legislative solution.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN IN TEXAS

30th Annual LEGISLATIVE EVENT

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Our friends at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty have made us aware that the U.S. Senate has inserted language into the tax reform bill to repeal the Johnson Amendment. Senators need to hear the voice of faith leaders like you: Urge your Senator to leave this dangerous provision out of the tax reform bill and keep the Johnson Amendment in place.

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Y'all means all lobby day Texas Capitol

As we come to the close of the year and enter a period of reflection and gratitude, we invite you to join us in looking back at some of the critical issues we've tackled together in the past year. The political discourse in Texas needs voices of faith now more than ever - and we depend on member support to provide robust public witness around our shared values.

Welcoming the Stranger

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When people think of the future of climate change action, hopeful individuals might imagine zero emission transportation, industries built on and around renewables, and a mitigated anthropogenic footprint on the climate. But that future won’t come soon enough for the lived realities of climate vulnerable communities around the world that bear the brunt of the extreme impacts from climate change like Jakarta, Fiji...or even Houston. These vulnerable communities rely on climate financing—specifically financing for adaptation—to respond to and survive while facing these negative impacts.

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Mary Robinson, first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) speaking on the role of women leaders in climate action 

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A Yardstick and a Grass Mat

Photo: Rev. James Bhagwan of the United Methodist Church in Fiji describes the Tanaloa custom and the grass mat that Fijians use to hold community dialogue

The Paris Agreement is built on the expectation that the global community will take increasingly significant steps to address climate change over the next several decades—so the initial commitments countries have made to reduce emissions are just baby steps. The process of gradually ratcheting emissions reductions globally is called the “arc of ambition.”

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Exactly one year ago today, the participants of COP 22 in Marrakech woke up to the news that America had elected Donald Trump 45th president of the United States. That election caused trepidation and worry across the international climate community, and the world waited to see what all of it meant for climate talks.

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