Ethics in Action

February Call to Action: Fight Voter Suppression, Racism, and Climate Destruction!

By February 20, 2022 No Comments
Explore our list of actions you can take this month to make our city, state, country, and planet a better place!

The motto of The New York Society for Ethical Culture is Deed Above Creed, something we’ve worked to live up to with our tradition of activism and collaboration since 1876.

In that spirit, each month we’re sending out a Call to Action featuring important causes and actions selected by our member committees and allies, because your voice and your deeds matter!

Join the Fight Against Voter Suppression: ‘Reclaim Our Vote’ Returns for 2022 Mid-Term Elections

Ethical Action Committee

Reclaim Our Vote is back for the 2022 mid-term elections! Join in this year’s pivotal campaign sending postcards to voters in eight, and possibly nine states where they’re facing voter suppression efforts.

Our primary focus is on sending Get Out the Vote postcards to currently registered voters, but we will also send voter registration postcards if we can obtain satisfactory data about purged voters from state boards of elections. Out of respect for your time, and to be most effective, we want to provide you with the best data possible.

Here are ROV target states, and the dates of their primary elections:

  • Texas – March 1 (As of February 14, 10,000 cards have already been completed!)
  • North Carolina – May 17
  • Alabama & Georgia – May 24
  • South Carolina – June 14
  • Virginia – June 21
  • Arizona – August 2
  • Florida – August 23
  • Louisiana – November 8 (tentative)

To participate in the campaign, you can request a packet of postcarding materials by contacting Ethical NYC member Janet Rose at jrose@nysec.org.

Explore Our Recommended Anti-Racism Books for Kids

Young Ethical Explorers

Tell the Speaker and Majority Leader You Demand $15 Billion for Climate Justice in the New State Budget

Environmental Stewardship Committee

Following an extremely underwhelming proposed budget from Governor Hochul, NY Renews is asking New Yorkers to call Speaker Heastie and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and demand the necessary $15 billion for climate justice funding in 2022. Contact the Speaker and Majority Leader now!

Dimon Is Oil’s Best Friend: Join 350NYC’s Campaign to Stop Chase Bank From Funding Climate Destruction

Environmental Stewardship Committee

From our friends at 350NYC: “Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, is the World’s biggest banker of climate destroying fossil fuels. Chase provided over $317B in fossil fuel financing since the signing of the PARIS Agreement. If you bank with Chase, your money is going to companies destroying our climate, our rainforests and our future.”

Watch their new video above, then take action at 350NYC.org/Chase.

Tell the SEC: Wall Street Should Not Be Able to Hide Its Climate Destruction

Environmental Stewardship Committee

Following December’s landmark report from the Sierra Club and Center for American Progress on the U.S. financial sector’s funding of climate destruction, Americans for Financial Reform are demanding the Securities and Exchange Commission make carbon emissions reporting mandatory. Sign the petition now!

Skip to content