Posted on February 17, 2016
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Tell President Obama and Members of Congress to protect the Arctic! The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is unprecedented in its wildness, ecological integrity, and beauty. This sacred landscape is also the home of the Gwich’in, an Alaska native people who depend on the Porcupine caribou herd for their daily subsistence. The possibility of oil exploration in the Refuge jeopardizes the ecological integrity of the space and the way of life of the Gwich’in people. As Jews, we believe that we must not only protect our planet, but also “champion the poor and the needy” (Proverbs 31:9) who are most vulnerable in our national community.
The Arctic Refuge needs the strongest possible protection. Join the interfaith movement to protect and preserve the Refuge for this generation, and generations to come. Sign the action alert here.