WE ACT and Harlem Residents Demand Action on Climate Change

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People’s Climate Movement

WE ACT for Environmental Justice 

 

For Immediate Release: 10/8/2015

Contact: Stanley Fritz, 212-961-1000 ext 320 or Stanley@weact.org

Northern Manhattan Residents Demand Action on Climate Change 

WE ACT Rally at Harlem State Office Comes Ahead of Critical Climate Talks in Paris

New York, NY – One year after the historic People’s Climate March, when 400,000 people crowded the streets of New York City, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, in collaboration with the Peoples Climate Movement will hold a rally at the Harlem State Office Building to demand action on climate change from local, statewide and congressional leaders. This action is a part of a 100 city National Day of Action 

WHAT: Residents of Northern Manhattan and the Bronx will take to the streets to propose real solutions to the climate crisis.

WHO: The event will feature speeches from residents of Taft Houses, WE ACT Deputy Director, Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, Council Member, Mark Levine, State Senator, Bill Perkins and Congressman, Charlie Rangel.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 11:30am 

WHERE: Harlem State Office Building, 125th St & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

In the buildup to the important negotiations in Paris later this year, Harlem will join more than 100 cities and communities around the country in the People’s Climate Movement’s National Day of Action on October 14 to demand bold action on climate change and link local action to global action in Paris in December 2015.

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West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. Follow us on Twitterand  Like us on Facebook