Before contacting your reps about the upcoming house bill, read these testimonies for inspiration.
Three H-IPL members who testified at the February 9 hearing shared their words to the committee. Such testimonies help the rest of us formulate our thoughts for the next round of political action, when the House Utilities Committee takes up the bill in coming days.
Testimony by Brian Flory, Fort Wayne
Good morning. My name is the Reverend Brian Flory and I serve as the pastor of the Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, a Christian congregation located at 2810 Beacon Street in Fort Wayne. Numerous scriptures in both the Old and New Testament speak to the importance of being good stewards of God’s creation. Read the rest of Reverend Flory’s statement here.
Testimony by Cindy Whitaker, Zionsville
My name in Cindy Whitaker. I live in Zionsville, and Mike Delph is my senator. In 2014, I built my very green home with solar panels all over the home and garage—a 22 kw system. I believe we vote with our dollars. I work for a custom home builder and hired them to build a green home so that they would learn green building technology. Read the rest of Ms. Whitaker’s statement here.
Testimony by Susan Sirnic, Evansville
Good morning! My name is Susan Sirnic, and I am Chair of the Green Team at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, which is located on the north side of Evansville…. On December 21, 2016, our congregation completed a 54.4 kW solar project that will provide 85% of our electrical needs. We did this because, in the United Church of Christ, we have a strong faith edict regarding stewardship of God’s creation. Read the rest of Ms. Sirnic’s statement here.