Unprecedented Coalition of National Leaders Unite for More Ambitious and Just Climate Solutions

Unprecedented Coalition of National Leaders Unite for More Ambitious and Just Climate Solutions
A Call for Halving Emissions Each Decade, Restoring Nature, and Correcting Inequities

Today, over 100 national leaders and organizations announced a new call for ambitious and just climate action. The goal of the MomentUs campaign is to ensure that climate change is an election and post-election priority in the US. It demonstrates extensive public support for determinant climate policy from a broad diversity of constituencies inclusive of but well beyond the established environmental movement. Charter signatories include a new coalition of leaders from health, faith, civic, governmental, business, education, cultural, and environmental organizations.

MomentUs invites sign-ons from individuals and organizations who want ambitious and equitable local, regional and national climate solutions in the United States. It calls for halving US carbon emissions each decade forward and removing carbon pollution from the atmosphere; restoring thriving natural systems such as natural areas, waters, and agricultural lands; and prioritizing justice and equity to include, protect and support all Americans including correcting racial, cultural, and economic inequities and injustices.

 “We can implement climate solutions that minimize impacts, address health, racial and economic inequities, and build our communities and economy back stronger than ever. We need the greater ambition envisioned in the Paris Accords, and we all have to be a part of it,” said Bob Perkowitz, President and Founder of ecoAmerica, the organization coordinating MomentUs. “MomentUs is not just a call for bold action, it’s a commitment to be part of the solution, starting now. It’s time to join and spread the word.”

 MomentUs signatories affirm the public statement, support it with action and agree to be listed in communications to national, state, and local policymakers and the public. Signatories will be provided updates on the campaign’s progress, granted access to resources and events, and welcomed into a network of collaboration and collective impact. Interested individuals and organizations can read the MomentUs call to action, become a signatory, and find the current list of signatories at ecoAmerica.org/momentus

 To invite others to join, click HERE for the MomentUs Social Toolkit.

Charter Signatories (as of 10/1/20) 

Marcia Angle, MD, Public Health Physician

Rev. Dr. Jim Antal*, Special Advisor on Climate Justice to UCC General Minister and President and Author: Climate Church, Climate World

Hon. Ralph Becker, Executive Director, Central Wasatch Commission, 34th Mayor of Salt Lake City

Ed Begley, Jr., Actor, Environmental Leader

Dr. Bruce Bekkar, Board Member, Climate Action Campaign

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Dr. Regina Benjamin, MD, 18th U.S. Surgeon General

Rev. Brooks Berndt, Minister for Environmental Justice, United Church of Christ

Dr. Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Interim Director, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE)

Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, President Emeritus, Interfaith Power and Light

Hon.  Jackie Biskupski, 35th Mayor, Salt Lake City

June Blotnick, Executive Director, Clean Air Carolina

Charlotte Brody, RN, National Director, Healthy Babies Bright Futures

Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Hon. Kevin Burns, Mayor of Geneva, IL and Chairman, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Environment Committee

Jeff Carter, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Anabell Castro Thompson, NP, 17th President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Alan Chung, Entrepreneur    

Gary Cohen, President, Health Care Without Harm      

Leah Missbach Day, Co-Founder, World Bicycle Relief

Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker*, Chair, AME Church – Social Action Commission

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Board Chair, Interfaith Power and Light

Dr. David T. Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH Executive Director, National Environmental Health Association

Dr. Chris Elisara, Director, Creation Care Task Force, World Evangelical Alliance

Rev. Eric Elnes, Senior Minister, Countryside Community Church (UCC)

Dr. Arthur Evans, PhD, CEO and EVP, American Psychological Association

Ani Fête Crews*, Director, Blessed Tomorrow

Sarah Finnie Robinson, Founding Director, The 51 Percent Project

Dr. Antonio Flores, President & CEO, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Dr. Howard Frumkin, Dr.PH, MPH, MD, Former Director, National Center for Environmental Health, US CDC

Joseph Gatto, Founder and Managing Partner, Orient Point Partners

Dr. Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH, MS, Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Barb Gottlieb, Director of Environment and Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Rabbi Steve Gutow*, The Religious Leadership and Civic Engagement Project Co-Director and Research Scholar, NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Vanessa Hauc, Senior Correspondent, Noticiero Telemundo

Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson*, President, Auburn Seminary

Adrienne L. Hollis, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Katie Huffling, RN, CNM, Executive Director, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Fern Ingber, Founding President & CEO, National Children’s Oral Health Foundation

Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, Former Director, CDC National Center for Environmental Health

Rev. Stephanie Johnson, Convener, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Peggy Knudson, Chief Development Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Fred Krueger, Executive Coordinator, National Religious Coalition on Creation Care

Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, FAAP, Director, Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good   Boston College

Frank Loy, Former Lead U.S. Climate Negotiator

Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Imam, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center

Dr. Beverly Malone, PhD, CEO, National League of Nursing

Diane Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, Executive Director, National Student Nurses’ Association

Harleen Marwah, MS, Founder & Chair, Medical Students for a Sustainable Future

Leyla McCurdy*, MPhil, Environmental Health Consultant and Chair Climate for Health

Brian D. McLaren, Vote Common Good, Center for Action and Contemplation, Auburn Senior Fellows, Auburn Seminary

Kate Meis*, Executive Director, Local Government Commission

Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ

Matt Mullenweg, Co-Founder, WordPress; Founder & CEO, Automattic

Dr. Samuel Myers, MD, MPH, Director, Planetary Health Alliance

Tia Nelson, Climate Change Program Director, Outrider Foundation

Hon. Greg Nickels, 51st Mayor, City of Seattle

Caroline Niemczyk, Conservation Philanthropist

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon*, MPH, Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Health Network

Becky O’Brien, Director of Food and Climate, Hazon

Carl Page, Entrepreneur

Jonathan Parfrey*, Executive Director, Climate Resolve

Dr. Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Professor and John P Holton Chair of Health and the Environment Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Bob Perkowitz*, Founder and President, ecoAmerica

Hon. Hattie Portis-Jones*, Council Member, Fairburn, GA

Bishop Staccato Powell, President, Board of Bishops, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Rebecca Rehr*, MPH, Director, Climate for Health

Lisa Renstrom, Co-Founder, Values Advisor

Hon. Jennifer Roberts*, Director, Path to Positive Communities, 58th Mayor of Charlotte

Geof Rochester, Founder, GRC Advising

Ted Roosevelt, V President, Redwood Grove Capital

Dr. Linda Rudolph*, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute US Climate and Health Alliance

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Dr. Mona Sarfaty, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Executive Director, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade, Ordained Lutheran Minister (ELCA), Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, Lexington Theological Seminary

Sarah Schear, Advocacy Co-Chair, Medical Students for a Sustainable Future

Brendan Shane, Director of Climate, The Trust for Public Land

Philip Sharp, Chair, ecoAmerica; former U.S. Congressman                    

Meighen Speiser*, Executive Director, ecoAmerica

Rabbi Warren Stone, Co-Chair, National Religious Coalition on Creation Care

Tom Sturgess, Sturgess Consulting, Ltd.

Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Executive Director, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life

Ellen Townley, Advocacy Co-Chair, Medical Students for a Sustainable Future

Rev. Cameron Trimble, CEO, Convergence

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar, The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale

Sarita Turner, Vice President of U.S. Programs, Institute for Sustainable Communities

Lise Van Susteren, Psychiatrist, Private Practice

John Walter, Chairman, Ashlin Management Company

Parker White, Co-Founder & CEO, Unety

Sarah Wright, Executive Director, Utah Clean Energy

*Founding Task Force Member


Charter Organizational Signatories (as of 10/1/20) 

AME Church -Social Action Commission

American Public Health Association

Auburn Seminary

Blessed Tomorrow

Center for Climate Change and Health at the US Climate and Health Alliance

Climate for Health



Health Care Without Harm

Local Government Commission

Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

Medical Students for a Sustainable Future

National League of Nursing

National Religious Coalition on Creation Care

National Student Nurses Association

Path to Positive Communities

Union of Concerned Scientists

Union for Reform Judaism

World Evangelical Alliance

World Stewardship Institute



About ecoAmerica

Founded in 2006, ecoAmerica is a not for profit organization that builds institutional leadership, public support, and political will for climate solutions in the United States. ecoAmerica helps national mainstream organizations elevate their climate leadership, providing them strategy, tools, and resources to demonstrate visible climate leadership, empower climate literacy, engage their constituents, reduce their climate impact, and participate in collective action and advocacy. ecoAmerica.org

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