Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CT Marches for the Climate

April 17, 2017

Contact: John Humphries – 860-216-7972 (cell); john.humphries1664@gmail.com

CT Marches for the Climate

Senators Richard Blumenthal & Chris Murphy
join with CT Labor, Religious & Environmental Groups to Promote March for Science & People’s Climate March

Tuesday, April 18 @ 11:00am
Common Ground High School (358 Springside Ave.)
New Haven

Senators join CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs
in speaking against Trump Administration’s policies; highlight local efforts 

As the Trump Administration seeks to roll back decades of progress on environmental and climate protection, local and state initiatives in CT continue to advance a shift toward a clean energy economy that creates local jobs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating healthier, more resilient communities.

The 4/18 press event will highlight:
  • Sat, April 22 - Earth Day events, including the “March for Science” in Hartford and New Haven, along with New Haven’s “Rock to Rock” fundraising bike ride; and
  • Sat, April 29 - People’s Climate March buses that will transport CT residents to the national march in DC from points all across the state

Speakers will include:
  • John Harrity, President, CT State Council of Machinists
  • Mustafa Salahuddin, President, ATU Local 1336 (bus drivers’ union in Bridgeport)
  • Pam Arifian, Director, United Church of Christ Northeast Environmental Justice Center at Silver Lake Conference Center, in Sharon CT; and a board member of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
  • Tyra deBoise, youth leader at Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church
  • Anna Ruth Pickett, Development & Outreach Manager, Urban Resources Initiative
  • Giovanni Zinn, City Engineer, City of New Haven

Launched in June 2012, the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs is an innovative partnership between the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN) and the CT AFL-CIO that seeks to strengthen collaboration among Connecticut’s labor, environmental, and religious groups in advocating for public policies that address urgent concerns about climate change while creating good-paying jobs for Connecticut’s workers.


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