***You are invited*** to get on the bus from Baltimore to the March to End Fossil Fuels in New York on Sunday Sept 17!
UN Secretary General António Guterres is holding a Climate Ambition Summit in New York on September 20 for countries that are first-movers and -doers to address the climate crisis.
But the U.S. *isn’t invited,* because President Biden hasn’t committed the U.S. to phasing out fossil fuels!
A coalition of more than 500 organizations is bringing thousands of people to Manhattan on Sunday, Sept 17, for a march and rally to demand that President Biden take bold action to end the era of fossil fuels in the US. (Full list of coalition demands is below.)
Food and Water Watch chartered a bus to bring people from Baltimore to New York for the march and bring us back the same day.
You can sign up for the bus at bit.ly/bmoretoNYCmarch
The current plan:
–Leave from Baltimore Penn Station @ 7 a.m. Sunday Sept 17,
–get off the bus within walking distance of the march lineup area in Manhattan,
–march & rally with thousands of people for climate action. (March route is approximately 1.5 miles long)
–get back on the bus and leave New York by 5 p.m. for Baltimore.
Recommended donation is $25; reduced price ticket is $5.
Food and Water Watch is committed to getting everyone to the March who wants to go, regardless of financial resources. See form for more info, at bit.ly/bmoretoNYCmarch
The Baltimore coalition for the March includes Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement, Sunrise Movement Baltimore, and Baltimore 350 — and anyone else who would like to join us, who supports the coalition demands (below).
FAQs for the March are at endfossilfuels.us
For questions about the bus leaving from Baltimore Penn Station, get in touch with me (Anne Wilson) at firstname.lastname@example.org
& thank you!
with Jomar Lloyd, Maryland Organizer for Food & Water Watch
March to End Fossil Fuels coalition demands:
1. Stop federal approvals for new fossil fuel projects and repeal permits for climate bombs like the Willow Project and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
2. Phase out fossil fuel drilling on our public lands and waters.
3. Declare a climate emergency to halt fossil fuel exports and investments abroad, and turbo-charge the build-out of more just, resilient distributed energy (like rooftop and community solar).
4. Provide a just transition to a renewable energy future* that generates millions of jobs while supporting workers’ and community rights, job security, and employment equity.
*Our renewable energy future must not repeat the violence of the extractive past. Justice must ground the transition off fossil fuels to redress the climate, colonialist, racist, socioeconomic, and ecological injustices of the fossil fuel era.