"Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice": Mass Action Planned to Promote Clean Energy Economy
The Peoples Climate Movement (PCM) has announced its next mass mobilization: Advocates across the globe plan to take to the streets on September 8 to challenge the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda and encourage citizens and politicians alike to “rise for climate, jobs, and justice.”
“We have the opportunity to create good jobs in wind, solar, and the renewable energy sector that move us to a healthier future and a more just society.”
—Lenore Friedlaender, SEIU Local 32BJ
The announcement comes as President Donald Trump and his appointees continue to wage war on national environmental regulations through rollback efforts that have been sharply condemned by environmental advocates, courts, and much of the public.
With the upcoming mobilization, PCM said it “aims to transform the energy of resistance into action by calling on leaders and elected officials to invest in real solutions to the climate crisis that prioritize the most impacted and vulnerable of our communities, like a massive, just transition to a 100 percent renewable economy that ensures safe and healthy communities, the right to organize for all workers, and millions of family-sustaining jobs.”
The rallies and marches, said PCM national director Paul Getsos, are part of “building power to bring about a new, clean energy economy,” as well as “a climate movement that is long lasting and sustainable.” Ahead of these events, various advocacy groups are highlighting how the climate crisis most severely impacts struggling communities.
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