Join the Connecticut Climate Crisis Mobilization on Saturday, April 25th @ 1:00 PM ET in Protest and in Song for a Virtual Rally to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Featuring a series of two-minute speeches followed by immediate actions like phone calls and tweets to decision makers, and featuring music by Nekita Waller, Connecticut’s State Troubadour.
RSVP on the C3M website, including a link to register for the event.
Join the Connecticut Climate Crisis Mobilization on Saturday, April 25th @ 1:00 PM ET in Protest and in Song for a Virtual Rally to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
In the time of Covid, we at C3M are holding a Zoom webinar centered around short speeches from activists punctuated by online activities that we will all perform in unity. The speeches will span a range of topics including the dangers posed by the proposed fracked gas plant in Killingly and the need for conversion to 100 percent renewable energy; the ways that our current policies are vilifying and killing immigrants, people of color, and the imprisoned; the need for green public transportation in the era of pollution and pandemic; the way that the government and business are working hand-in-hand, using this pandemic as a way to expedite the fossil fuel industry’s continual theft and destruction of Native people’s remaining land and water; and the murderous sanctions and military actions our government imposes on other nations, which destroy human and non-human life. These short speeches and actions will all center around a musical performance from Nekita Waller, Connecticut’s State Troubadour. Additional information about the actions will be posted on the C3M website, including a link to register for the event, which is free and open to the public.
Thank you all, and stay safe!
-Connecticut Climate Crisis Mobilization Members
First Section Speakers:
Kate Donnelly: On Killingly and the Fight for a Green Connecticut
Ben Martin: Fracked Gas and Global Warming
Dan Fischer: Conversion to 100% Renewable Energy
Following the speeches we will all tweet @GovNedLamont. Here’s our chance to tell him how we really feel about the proposed Killingly fracked gas plant!
Be sure to accompany your message with the following hashtags & @’s: #NoMoreDirtyPowerInKillingly #GovernorYouHaveThePower #TippingPoint2030ComingFast @SenatorCohenCT @WNPR @C3MCoalition @NYTimes @350 @BillMcKibben @DemocracyNow
Second Section Speakers:
Unidad Latina en Acción: The Ongoing Struggle for Immigrant Justice in CT and Beyond
Barbara Fair: Our Broken Justice System in the time of COVID-19
NAACP: COVID, Climate Change & Environmental Racism
We will all do a solidarity tweet to one or multiple groups fighting for justice. Some suggested hashtags & @’s: #FREEMUMIA #FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners #FreeThemAllCT #CovidBehindBars @ULAnewhaven @stopsolitary @NAACP
Musical Performance From CT State Troubadour Nekita Waller
Make a COVID19 or Climate Change-related meme or poster and tweet it @C3MCoalition with the hashtag #CT4CJ (Connecticut for Climate Justice).
Third Section Speakers:
Martha Klein: The Keystone XL Pipeline, A Disaster in the Making
Tom Goldtooth: An Indigenous-Led Green New Deal
Tony Cherolis: Public Transportation and Land Use
Mitch Linck: War, Sanctions and the Virus
Record a short (10-30 second) video against the ongoing pipeline projects, including the hashtags #NoKXL #NoCGL #NoDAPL