50 years ago during the summer of 1964, we experienced a pivotal moment in history – Freedom Summer. During those 10 weeks in history students and organizers from around the country went on a campaign to register as many African-American voters as possible in Mississippi, a state which had historically excluded most blacks from voting.
50 years later we are again poised to make history.
In New York City, on September 21st, there will be an unprecedented People’s Climate March. Our demand is a world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. In short, a world safe from the ravages of climate change.
The MARCH will again offer us the opportunity to make a difference and change the course of history. That weekend heads of state, from around the world, will converge in New York City for an historic summit on climate change.
With our future on the line we will use this weekend to bend the course of history.
Tens of thousands of people, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people will join these world leaders to create a people’s climate mobilization.
We know how important it is to speak our truth. This is our chance to do just that.
Our demands are simple: A WORLD WITH AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET – a world, safe from the ravages of climate change.
Sounds impossible? NO, it is not. Germany now produces more than 50% of its energy from renewable resources – and, it is not a particularly sunny environment! Our fossil fuel industries are ravaging our earth for their profits. In 2012 six of the top ten fossil fuel companies had profits of over 122 BILLION DOLLARS!
It is time for a change.
Nobody thought that the Freedom Summer would be easy; and nobody thinks that these greedy fossil fuel companies will easily give up their profits.
But together we can make it happen.
1- Put September 21st on your calendar
2- Read more at www.PeoplesClimate.org
3- Tell me that you will be there!