Climate Works for All

Posted on June 1, 2015

Please join us for a discussion with leaders from unions and community organizations who are helping to launch the groundbreaking Climate Works for All campaign and the People’s Climate Movement-New York!

When: Tuesday, June 2
6:30 to 8:30pm (Doors open at 6pm, and refreshments will be provided.)

Hosted by: IBEW Local 98
1701 Spring Garden St.

People across the world are recognizing that the environmental crisis we face is linked with the crisis of poverty, unemployment, and inequality–and that we cannot solve one without the other. How can labor, community, and environmental organizations here in Philly work together to protect a livable climate and build a just and sustainable economy?

In New York, labor, environmental, and community groups have joined in coalition to fight for policies that will create thousands of good jobs, dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, promote racial justice, and make the city more resilient. Thanks to their organizing, the city is already implementing important changes, and Mayor de Blasio has announced ambitious new plans for energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, expanded public transit, and more.

Key leaders from NYC have generously offered to share their plans, ideas, and experience with us. We will learn about their inspiring work and discuss what we can do here in Philly.

Speakers:

Jon Forster — Co-chair of the People’s Climate Movement-NY; Vice President of District Council 37, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees); City Research Scientist at the Bureau of Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Response, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Josh Kellermann — Senior Policy and Research Analyst at ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (an affiliate of Jobs with Justice), and lead author of “Climate Works for All: A Platform for Reducing Emissions, Protecting Our Communities, and Creating Good Jobs for New Yorkers.”
Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP at: http://june2forum. eventbrite.com.

We invite you co-sponsor the forum. If your union or organization would like to sign on or if you have any questions, please email mitchchanin@gmail.com.


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