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RISE for Climate Justice March
September 8, 2018
RISE is a powerful movement of Indigenous people, frontline communities, immigrants, people of color, people of faith, young people, elders, Californians, and people from across the world. Together, we are demanding real climate leadership: a swift transition to a just, equitable, and resilient 100% renewable energy economy that protects vulnerable communities, workers, and future generations. March forth with 350 Bay Area and allies to RISE for Climate Jobs, Justice and Leadership.
We are at a tipping point. 2020 is a threshold for meeting global targets to tackle the climate crisis. We are fast running out of time to act, but meaningful action from national governments has been slow at best. With climate impacts escalating — we don’t have the luxury to wait to see what bureaucratic negotiations have to offer. We need our local leaders to step up and do everything they can right now to stop the fossil fuel industry and build 100% renewable energy for all. We believe that the Global Climate Action Summit, being held in California on September 12-14 presents a unique opportunity to pressure local governments and institutions to raise their ambition and do more for climate action. Every city and local leader has been invited to make a commitment around the summit.
Here are the final details for the march:
What: Rise for Climate Jobs & Justice California
Where: Beginning at Embarcadero Plaza, we’ll march down Market St. ending at Civic Center. Look for 350 Bay Area and our local groups on the west side of the Fountain on the Plaza.
We think that it’s an opportunity to set a new bar for climate leadership, drive ambition and close the gap between what justice and science clearly tells us – and the achingly slow action by our national governments, where responsibility can no longer be passed off to national governments and international negotiations.
Our actions won’t stop with this mobilization, we will keep the pressure up on our local, state and national leaders to turn words into deeds for a fossil free world.
Every local organization, person and leader has a the power, and a moral obligation to do everything they can to stop the fossil fuel industry and build 100% renewable energy for all.