Date(s) - 06/27/17
10:00 am - 11:00 am
New York City Hall
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We are in a time of crisis. The flood of bad policies pouring out of the Trump administration will hurt our communities, our country, and our planet. We need solutions that match the gravity of the situation.
So we are asking: Why isn’t our City doing more to fight the dual crisis of inequality and climate change?
We need—we demand—the creation of programs that will put people to work in good jobs that tackle the main source of carbon pollution in our city – big #DirtyBuildings. Buildings account for over 70% of NYC’s carbon emissions. New York City must require buildings to stop wasting energy and to sharply reduce energy use and emissions. Those requirements will also create thousands of jobs every year that will put our people to work. Now is the time for action, not for business as usual.
Come rally with the Climate Works for All coalition at City Hall on Tuesday as our City Council holds a hearing on a package of environmental bills. While these bills are not unimportant, they just do not confront the central issue. Even taken together, they fall far short of the kind of transformation we need to fight the threats of growing inequality and climate change.
Trump and Congress are promoting policies that will speed up climate change and worsen inequality. Cities and states must act, and New York City must lead. We will rally to urge Mayor de Blasio and the City Council to create good jobs to fight the climate crisis by requiring buildings to upgrade to stronger energy efficiency standards.
Where: Steps of City Hall
When: Tuesday, June 27th, 10AM-10:45AM
Please feel free to bring signs! Leaders from the Climate Works for All Coalition, which includes environmental justice, community groups and unions, and other activists and advocates will join this event.
Represented groups and unions will include:
350 NYC, ALIGN NY, DC37 – Local 983, Laborers Local 79 – New York City, New York Communities for Change, Make the Road New York, New York State Nurses Association Peoples Climate Movement NY, Sane Energy Project Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter (NY) Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) and WE ACT for Environmental Justice (list in formation)