2,000+ People Turn Out for "Jobs, Justice and Climate" -- the Largest Climate Action in Boston History
On Saturday, as world leaders signed a historic climate deal in Paris, people from across New England came together for a massive rally and march for jobs, justice and climate! WBUR reported that 2,000 people were there -- making for the biggest climate march or rally in Boston history.
It was an incredible day, with powerful speeches from leaders like Karen Higgins, RN, national co-president of National Nurses United; Adrian Ventura of the New Bedford Workers' Center; Derek Pelotte of 350 Mass Lowell; and many, many more.
140+ organizations co-sponsored the event, and it was a powerful demonstration of the strength and diversity of our growing movement!
Take a look at some of the photos here and here, and check out the media coverage from New England Cable News, Fox 25 Boston, WBUR, The Boston Herald, and the Associated Press. And don't miss the video highlights featured below!
From Future Focus Media Co-Op:
From Bob Lawson of 350 Mass Metro West:
Photo credit: Tania Gomes-Castro
No matter what happens in Paris, we know what we need: real climate solutions that create secure union jobs and strengthen community power and resiliency. And to get there, we need to build an unstoppable grassroots movement that can unite organized labor, immigrant rights, racial justice and climate justice groups.
It's up to us to lead the way -- and we're starting right here in New England with a massive rally on December 12, the day after the Paris talks end!
When: Saturday, Dec 12, 1-3 pm
Where: Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, Boston
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, released a long-anticipated study showing that new gas pipelines are not needed in Massachusetts.
The study demolishes the arguments of pipeline opponents, showing that we can meet our energy needs using energy efficiency -- at a fraction of the cost of massive new pipelines. You can check out a great infographic about the study here, and read the whole thing here!