July 10: National Day of Action for WWII-Scale Mobilization to Restore a Safe Climate! (Email Blast to Friends & ListServs)

SUBJECT: July 10: National Day of Action for WWII-Scale Mobilization to Restore a Safe Climate!

Allies,

We are rapidly running out of time in the fight to prevent cataclysmic climate change. Our best hope now is to take the truth of the crisis to the public and to the streets, demanding an emergency mobilization to restore a safe and stable climate.

In late February, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a world-renowned climate scientist and advisor to Pope Francis, warned that if we continue with business-as-usual much longer, the poorest 3 billion people on the planet will experience “major disasters” within the next ten to fifteen years:

“The Paris agreement is a watershed, but it’s a toothless agreement,” Ramanathan told the San Diego Union Tribune. “The actions we need to take are so drastic, no leader in the world has the support to take these actions.”

That's up to us to change. We need a full employment, WWII-scale mobilization to drive the economy to net zero emissions by 2025 - as well as a massive carbon drawdown effort - and we need it right now. This stark truth is the basis for the growing movement calling for an immediate WWII-scale climate mobilization to restore a safe & stable climate. 

On July 10th, we will take a critical step toward victory. Demonstrations calling for a WWII-scale climate mobilization are being planned in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Tampa, St. Petersburg, Democrat, KY, Denver, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, and more. See the growing event calendar here: 

Learn More about the July 10th day of Action for WWII-scale Climate Mobilization.

We welcome you or your organization to organize (or sponsor) events calling for a WWII-scale climate mobilization — whether it's a rally, a direct action, a presentation, a piece of political theater, or something else.

Check out our list of action & event options for July 10, which include: 

  • Public Pledge-Signing Ceremony
  • Mobilization Teach-In
  • Theatrical Demonstration
  • Classic Street March & Rally
  • Occupy a Politician's Office or Event
  • Disrupt Business-As-Usual to Champion Mobilization
  • Community Mobilization Festival
  • Come up With Your Own!

If you want to join this historic effort, please contact Ezra Silk at ezra.silk@gmail.com to get started. 

Onward!

Sincerely, 
______________

P.S. Please forward this email to your friends and all relevant Listservs to help spread the word!

 

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  • commented 2016-04-02 22:52:33 -0400
    Here is what I said just now on my Facebook page.

    “Orlando area friends. Let’s organize a march picking people up from all the places of worship and walking together into town from the 4 cardinal directions. This is on a Sunday. Lets start in Kissimmee, Sanford, Bithlo or UCF and Winter Garden. Walk in along OBT or Colonial and converge on Lake Eola for a rally. Everyone who walks gets to sign the Pledge to Mobilize. Then let’s get to work and mobilize Central Florida.
    Who is up for this?”

    Now I need to get permission for the rally at Lake Eola, get in touch with the Council of Churches and ecumenical organizations, put up a Facebook event and see who will join.