150+ Events Across America Demand Bold Climate Action in Paris
Today, climate justice organizations, labor unions, faith-based groups and regular people from all walks of life organized more than 150 events across the U.S. demanding world leaders take meaningful action on climate change at the Paris climate talks just six weeks away.
— Sierra Club (@SierraClub) October 14, 2015
The People’s Climate Movement, an outgrowth of the People’s Climate March, helped organize today’s National Day of Action to put U.S. and global leaders on notice that the climate movement is growing and expanding every day and is even more committed to tackling the climate crisis than ever.
“Climate change is too big for any one organization or sector to address alone,” said Eddie Bautista, executive director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance. “That is why we are building a multi-sector, broad-based movement that unites communities, led by those on the front lines, to demand bold action and to show those in power that climate change is everyone’s issue.”
The People’s Climate Movement said the idea is to “create momentum at the grassroots level” and spur action on climate change, particularly in places “that are not typically associated with grassroots action on climate change like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, Texas and Florida.”
— Rob Friedman (@BobbyHertz) October 14, 2015
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) October 14, 2015
“Across our country today, from Denver to Miami, from Seattle to Pittsburgh, Americans are making their voices heard for climate action and a strong and just clean energy economy,” said Executive Director of the Sierra Club Michael Brune. “Whether it’s faith leaders, working families, civil rights champions or just concerned citizens, communities nationwide are standing up for climate solutions and a strong international climate agreement in Paris this year to move us beyond dirty, dangerous fossil fuels to the health of our families and our planet.”
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) October 14, 2015