At hundreds of events across the globe, including more than 260 in the U.S. alone, hundreds of thousands of people took action for climate, jobs, and justice.
Front-line communities, environmentalists, labor unions, racial and social justice activists, civil rights and faith leader, and youth and immigrant groups came together to hold our elected leaders accountable days before the Global Climate Action Summit.
In the US, Rise for Climate Jobs, and Justice actions included town hall meetings, marches, rallies, voter registration drives, trainings, platform development meetings, mural painting, vigils, teach-ins, and a myriad of opportunities for people to hear about the direct impact climate change is having on communities right now. Here are some of the highlights:
New Orleans, LA:
— Ethan Buckner (@ethanbuckner) September 8, 2018
— Kendall Mackey (@KendallMackey) September 8, 2018
— curtis johnson (@curtisjohnson70) September 8, 2018
#RiseforClimate march to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA, led by Puyallup tribal members. No LNG and no jailing immigrants here. #abolishice #ClimateJustice #standwithpuyallup pic.twitter.com/ESrLgusU2Z
— Valerie Costa (@valeriecosta) September 8, 2018
— SEIU (@SEIU) September 8, 2018
San Diego, CA
— EHC San Diego (@EHCSanDiego) September 8, 2018
— bethlevin (@bethlevin) September 8, 2018
— David L. Craft (@DavidLCraft) September 8, 2018
— 1199SEIUFlorida (@1199SEIUFlorida) September 8, 2018
— Neal Bisno (@NBisno) September 8, 2018
New York, NY
3000 New Yorkers in the streets rallying, calling for real climate action:
🔸Transition NY to 100% renewable energy
🔸Halt all new fossil fuel projects
🔸Make corporate polluters pay + divest from fossil fuels#RiseNY #RiseForClimate @NYGovCuomo pic.twitter.com/hBfiGIjolg
— Richard Brooks ☀️ (@RichBrooks350) September 6, 2018
We must fight for a better future — not just for ourselves but our kids & future generations.
— Scott M. Stringer (@NYCComptroller) September 6, 2018