100 Prominent Faith Leaders to Converge on Capitol Hill, Urge Congress to Pass the American Jobs Plan and 100% Clean Electricity Standard

June 2, 2021
Mike Tidwell, mtidwell@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-460-5838, Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696

WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred prominent faith leaders from across the country and from a variety of traditions will come together on Capitol Hill on June 9th in support of President Joe Biden’s historic American Jobs Plan and its provision for a 100% clean electricity standard (CES).

With the US Capitol as the backdrop, faith leaders will speak and offer prayers and teachings from their faith traditions on the moral imperative to heal our economy and heal our planet from runaway climate change.

This action is the kickoff of the larger “100 Leaders for 100% Clean Energy” summer series of events, organized to demonstrate the broad-based support that exists across the country for the American Jobs Planand it’s 100% clean power provision. The event is co-hosted by Interfaith Power and Light, Dayenu, the Hip Hop Caucus, and CCAN Action Fund. With U.S. House leaders intending to vote on the legislation by early July, the time to act is now.

WHAT: 100 prominent faith leaders will gather near the steps of Congress in support of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and clean electricity standard. The event is part of the “100 Leaders for 100% Clean Energy” taking place throughout June and July.

WHERE: Third Street SW between Madison Dr. and Jefferson Dr., National Mall, Washington, DC 20016

WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, Noon.

WHO: One hundreds faith leaders from around the US.


  • Colorful signs and banners and a variety of clergy clothing from many religious traditions
  • High-profile faith speakers at a podium
  • US Capitol as nearby backdrop


The CCAN Action Fund is the advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the oldest and largest grassroots organization dedicated exclusively to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in the Chesapeake Bay region. For almost 20 years, CCAN has been at the center of the fight for clean energy and wise climate policy in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Interfaith Power & Light is a national nonprofit organization with 40 state affiliates and 22,000 congregations in all 50 states. IPL inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action aims to secure a just, livable, and sustainable world for all people for generations to come by building a multi-generational Jewish movement that confronts the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action.