KXL Rally & Press Conference: Tuesday 11/18 @ 10a.m.

Join us for a KXL Rally & Press Conference on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

Come to Foley Square (Worth St.) Manhattan, New York

“KEYSTONE XL IS GAME OVER FOR NEW YORK CITY”

Hear the Press Conference with Zephyr Teachout, Josh Fox and others.

Join us to call on Mayor de Blasio to stand in solidarity before the US Senate Vote. Hurricane Sandy survivors, labor, faith and climate leaders will hand-deliver a letter to the Mayor Tuesday, asking him to stand against the Keystone XL pipeline hours before the United States Senate vote on the fate of the embattled pipeline.  We don’t just call on the Mayor for symbolic action: we are asking him to use his considerable influence to advocate strenuously with Democrats in Congress to Vote NO on KXL!

“Keystone XL would flip a switch to drain the dirtiest fuel on earth: Canadian tar sands. Scientists say this would be “Game Over” for the climate. A city already so vulnerable to rising tides and swelling storm surge, New York cannot afford any more climate disruption. Game over for climate means game over for New York City’s coastal communities,” the letter says. Mark Ruffalo and Zephyr Teachout, are among the signatories.

#NoKXL Press Conference and Rally will follow the presentation of the letter.  Speakers to include: Zephyr Teachout, Former Candidate for Governor; Michael Premo, Occupy Sandy;  Myrtle E. Williams, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers;  East Alexis Smallwood, Rockaway Wildfire;  Josh Fox, Gasland, Solutions Grassroots Tour.

Musical guest confirmed: Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary)

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CLIMATE JUSTICE IS A HUMAN RIGHT: RALLY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE TREATY – Save the Date

350NYC announces plans for an action on Wednesday, December 10th, International Human Rights Day, to demand that world governments address the serious threat that global warming poses to the human rights of all the world’s people, and especially to those of vulnerable communities throughout the world.

Our event will take place to coincide with a UN meeting in Lima, Peru that is part of the 2014-15 negotiations for a global climate treaty. It will both underline the urgency of the climate crisis and highlight the human rights dimension of the struggle for climate justice.

International Human Rights Day celebrates the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an inspirational and visionary document that does not explicitly mention climate change. However, environmental justice organizations have spelled out the inextricable connection between the global struggle for human rights and the climate crisis and are calling for a response from the international community, as articulated by the Environmental Justice Foundation.

Today, climate change is the greatest threat to basic human rights: food security, access to water, employment, housing, public health and the right to live in dignity. The action on December 10 in NYC stands in solidarity with frontline communities and nations throughout the world and calls on the U.S. government to take decisive action to address the climate crisis.

PLANNING MEETING: We are seeking participation and co-sponsorships from the broad spectrum of groups that helped organize the People’s Climate March and that were so effective in reaching New Yorkers from every community. Groups that are interested in co-sponsoring this event are invited to send a representative to the next planning meeting to help shape the final event. (Email 350nyc(at)gmail(dot)com if you can’t attend but want to co-sponsor).

Event Planning Meeting
Wednesday, November 12th @ 5:30 – 7pm
Room 508, New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street.

Save the Date! Human Rights Day Climate Rally/Vigil:
• DATE & TIME: Wednesday, December 10th, 4-6pm
• PLACE: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, E. 47 St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC