On September 8, the national Rise for Climate Day of Action is bringing people together for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, calling on state and local elected officials to take aggressive action on climate change, protect frontline communities, and create good jobs in the clean energy economy. Join us to Rise Together in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 8, in solidarity with events in San Francisco and around the globe that same day.
RSVP for RISE L.A. on September 8
What’s happening on September 8?
On Saturday, September 8, thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world are demanding local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits. In the Bay Area, the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Mobilization is expected to be the largest climate march ever on the west coast.
The past few weeks alone, organizers created a 10-foot-wide street mural using charcoal and California clay from areas of the state impacted by wildfires at a press conference announcing the event; six youth were arrested after spending the day protesting fossil fuels in front of Governor Brown’s office; and activists held a mock oil drilling demonstration at California State Capitol to call on Jerry Brown to be a real climate leader.
This is just the beginning.
Rise for Climate in Los Angeles
In solidarity with events in San Francisco and around the country that same day, Southern Californians are coming together in Los Angeles, the ancestral homeland of the Tongva, Tataviam, and Chumash Peoples, in the Rise L.A. action focusing on an end to fossil fuel permits, taking action on a statewide 2,500-foot setback from drilling sites, and a just, equitable transition to 100% clean energy.
SoCal 350 is joining Esperanza Community Housing, STAND-LA, People Not Pozos, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, ANSWER Coalition Los Angeles, South Bay 350, 350 Conejo/San Fernando Valley, and American Indian Movement Southern California, and others to bring our community together in calling for a fossil-free world and a just and rapid transition to 100% Clean Energy.
What are the demands?
This public demonstration is calling for an unwavering statewide commitment to no new permits for oil or gas drilling or fossil fuel infrastructure, and a just transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. We, therefore, demand that City, County, and State leaders protect our kids, families, and communities by ending the dangerous, discriminatory practice of urban drilling through the establishment of a 2,500-foot health and safety buffer around oil well sites.
We also call for the shutdown of AllenCo oil company operations in South LA, and the owner of the land, the LA Archdiocese, to prioritize community health over profit. It took three years to temporarily shut down AllenCo’s drilling site near USC, who operated 21 oil wells right next door to low-income housing, day care centers, and numerous schools and colleges. Neighborhood residents suffered from serious health problems because of toxic fumes emanating from the site. And now, despite these health and safety violations, AllenCo is attempting to reopen the site. AllenCo is only one of dozens of toxic fossil fuel sites in Southern California.
Watch this video to see why we need a 2,500 foot health and safety buffer:
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When: September 8, 2018 from 11am – 2pm
Where: Esperanza Community Housing, 801 W. 23rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90007
RSVP at http://bit.ly/RiseForClimateLA