COP 21 is Nigh: Stand with silenced climate justice activists in Paris this weekend

11_29 NYC Global Climate MarchA message from Leslie Cagan of People’s Climate Movement NY:

(Please share this message widely!!)
Dear Friends,

Last week we sent you a message about our plans for NYC’s participation in the Global Climate March called for this coming weekend. We wanted to update you about our plans and ask you to help to get word out about this timely event.

At 2 pm we will gathering on the plaza on the east side of City Hall, the Brooklyn Bridge side. We hope to make this as large as possible…aiming for 1,000 people, if we can! We will march around City Hall, on the sidewalks, chanting and singing. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to go to Paris for the talks. We will call on him to commit now to bold steps to move NYC to 100% renewable energy by 2030:
  • Develop off-shore wind power
  • Require all large buildings to be energy efficient
  • Divest NYC funds from all fossil fuels
  • Convert City-owned buildings to solar and other renewable energy sources
  • Provide locally grown foods in city programs and protect our community gardens
  • Expand and improve our public mass transit system
We are fully aware that the long holiday weekend is just days away, and that’s why we need your help getting the word out now!
  1. Please send this message to your friends, family, anyone you think might be interested!
  2. Share the attached leaflet. There is both an English and a Spanish version of the leaflet in the attachment.
  3. Go to our Facebook Event Page at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1656594291289536/  and share that with your Facebook contacts
Because the French authorities have said they will not allow the big climate march on Nov. 29, the day before the UN Climate Talks begin, it is even more important that around the world our voices are heard. More than 2,300 actions in over 150 cities will take place next weekend. Let’s make sure ours here in NYC is as strong and powerful as we can possibly make it!
Thank you for helping out, in whatever ways you can.
Leslie Cagan
on behalf of the People’s Climate Movement NY
11 29 NYC Global Climate March

 

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About JenniferS.

A founding member of Bronx Climate Justice North.
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