Advisory: NY Renews to Rally for Climate and Community Protection Act at NYC Legislative Hearing on Climate

 Diverse Coalition Advocates for Just and Equitable Climate Solutions
Before NYS Senate Environmental Committee Hearing

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Contact:
Daniela Lapidous | daniela@nyrenews.org | 408-505-8010

NEW YORK, NY - Members of NY Renews -- a statewide coalition of over 160 organizations fighting for climate policies grounded in equity and justice for communities and working people -- will demonstrate in support of the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) at City Hall, immediately before the scheduled New York City hearing on the bill.  

The CCPA would mandate that New York reach 100% renewable energy economy-wide by 2050, while setting standards to protect workers and climate-vulnerable communities. Climate-impacted community members, healthcare professionals, and environmental experts from across the state are slated to provide official testimony inside the hearing.

WHAT:
Rally, press conference, and march with frontline community members, healthcare professionals, environmental activists, organized labor, and others

WHEN/WHERE:
Thursday, February 14 at 9:30 AM-10AM, at NYC City Hall steps
Followed by 10:00 AM march to 250 Broadway (to hearing room)

WHO:

Speakers:

  • Annel Hernandez, NYC-EJA, Associate Director

  • Lourdes Perez-Medina, UPROSE, Climate Justice Policy and Programs Coordinator

  • Arelis Cruz, Make the Road NY, Bushwick resident

  • Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director, ALIGN

  • Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller

  • Nella Pineda-Marcon, Nurse at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s and Mt. Sinai West; co-chair of NYSNA’s Climate Justice and Disaster Relief committee

  • Walter Cooper, 32BJSEIU Executive Board Member

  • Leslie Cagan, People’s Climate Movement

VISUALS:
Colorful signs, activists in green and black New York Renews T-shirts, chants and powerful speakers, on City Hall steps. Brief march to 250 Broadway. The Senate hearing room at 250 Broadway 19th Floor packed with these leaders.

MORE INFO:
On Thursday the Environmental Committee of the Senate will hold its second legislative hearing on the Climate and Community Protection Act. The CCPA establishes aggressive mandates to ensure New York’s economy is powered by 100% clean, renewable energy in the next 30 years; thereby significantly reducing climate pollution that harms our public health, environment, and economy.

The bill not only sets a clear plan to address climate change, but also creates accountable mandates for doing so equitably across all sectors of the economy, prioritizing climate and environmental justice and the creation of good, sustainable jobs across the state. 

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Dan Sherrell