Please Join Us For The People's Climate Rally In White Plains, NY
There are congressional representatives, including our NY legislators, who are working to address the reality of human-caused climate change, while the Trump Agenda is stripping funding from the EPA, authorizing the environmentally destructive Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, and removing regulations of clean drinking water and coal mining. Congressional leaders need to know they have our support to increase their rejection of President Trump's dangerous agenda, which will wipe out two generations of environmental progress.
We are in a unique moment in history in which we are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change, and we are the last generation who can do something about it. This position calls us to take bold action to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.
Last month, President Trump signed an executive order that will drastically impact communities across the country for generations to come. With this order and the proposed EPA budget cuts, President Trump and his EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are letting corporate polluters go unchecked to feed their profits while our communities suffer from toxic pollution. The young, the elderly, and people of color are suffering disproportionately – they are bearing the brunt of climate impacts. 40% of Latinos and 68% of African Americans live within 30 miles of a power plant, both major sources of pollution. Working families disproportionately experience the toll of environmental injustices everyday – high pollution levels and increased exposure to environmental hazards at home and at work are a reality for too many.
Working people are united in speaking out against the system that is clearly rigged against us. And now we must come together in the demand that future generations have a healthy and safe environment to live and prosper. -Faculty Forward
Globally it is the poorest, most vulnerable countries who are least responsible for climate change which will and are already suffering the most from the impacts of Climate Change.
Let’s make sure Congress and the Trump Administration hear our voices.
If you can go to DC on April 29th, check the People’s Climate March website for a list of busses going from local areas. If you cannot go to DC, they list the sister actions by zip code. Hopefully, there’s one near you. Visit peoplesclimate.org to learn more.
I’d also like to personally invite you to join us in White Plains, NY on the 29th to mark the 100th day of the Trump presidency. We will stand in resistance, hold signs, hear informed speakers on climate justice, and close the hour with an Earth Ritual.
People’s Climate Sister Rally
April 29, 2017
Main St & Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
11:00 a.m. to noon
Please come early to be sure we have lots of people for the 11 a.m. start. We will have some signs and we encourage you to bring your own sign to show your view of the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
Several of us were part of the 2014 Climate March in NYC – Our 400,000 strong march through the streets of NY could not be ignored. We're going to do it again on April 29th with the Climate March in Washington DC and the many sister marches & rallies across the country. As we speak out for environmental justice, we also demand economic justice, immigration reform, migrant rights, LGBTQ respect and a democracy that protects the entire community of life. The politics of the Trump administration threaten us all, and we need to stand together.
Contact me for more information:
914 654 8990
This Climate Rally is being organized by the Dominican Sisters and is sponsored by WESPAC and Food & Water Watch.
Here’s a statement by the Leadership of the U.S. Dominican Sisters
Public Statement on Executive Order Rolling Back The Clean Power Plan:
Dominican Sisters in the U.S.A have been actively addressing climate change since the late 1980s. In 2015, we commissioned four Dominican Sisters to represent us at the Paris 2015 Climate Summit – COP21. Today, in the face of the imminent threat climate change poses to the planet, to people, to the economy, and even to national security, we are alarmed by President Trump’s recent Executive Order that rolls back The Clean Power Plan and encourages increased coal production. This is a dangerous step backwards.
Lifting restraints on the carbon emissions will not create jobs in the coal industry. Economists recognize that reduced natural gas prices have impacted the coal industry much more than The Clean Power Plan. There are many more jobs in renewable energy than the Trump administration could create in additional fossil fuel initiatives.
This action opens the door to those who would increase the effects of climate change on weather, farmers, water supplies, food systems, vulnerable species, ecosystems, and those who have few resources to recover from any severe climate crises.
We stand with scientists and spiritual leaders of all faiths. Pope Francis has outlined our moral imperative in his document Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Bishops have said, “The common good calls us to extend our concern to future generations.” Climate change poses the question, “What does our generation owe to generations yet unborn?” Even Exxon Mobil welcomed the Paris accord as “an effective framework for addressing the risks of climate change.”
We must continue to move forward with the nations of this planet to move to an economy that seeks to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.