TODAY 3PM ET; Noon PT: How To Win The Climate Struggle

Jan 30, 2020

photo: Climate Activists Demand the Declaration of a Climate Emergency, (Takver • CC BY-SA 2.0)

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, and Donna—Your PDA National Team

Join Activists On The Justice Action Mobilization Network (JAMN)
National Call: “What We Must Do To Win The Climate Emergency”


You are cordially invited to participate on a groundbreaking, silo-shattering, inclusive, intersectional conference call to discuss the next stages in the mass mobilization to Win The Climate Emergency, TODAY Thursday January 30th. (Sorry for late notice).

On the call, experts and leaders will present the latest in movement building, achievements, and objectives. I will discuss the powerful impact Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has had working with grassroots activists to lobby and hold briefings on Capitol Hill.

Alongside our coalition partners, we’ve helped bring on more than 90 House cosponsors to the Climate Emergency Resolution.

Since our founding in 2004, PDA has been organizing to cope with the Climate Emergency. Today, we’re calling on PDA climate activists to help spread the word!

We’re joining with national allies to brainstorm about how to expand and unite the Climate Emergency coalition to enact the legislation and regulations we need to prevail over climate deniers, corporate lobbyists, and other obstructionist forces.

We’re mobilizing with everyone we can, with the sense of urgency this emergency requires. Join the call to find out how you can get involved!

Date: TODAY Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm ET, Noon-2:00pm Pacific Time

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Report on what organizations are doing in their respective communities to fight climate change; what must we do to win the climate change battle; rapidly transition to 100% clean renewable energy as soon as possible, creation of scores of green jobs and housing to deal with poverty, unemployment, and homelessness. How can we organize “differently” to win the climate change emergency.

Moderator: Reverend Dr. Rodney Sadler, Co-Chair JAMN

Invited Speakers:

*NY State Senator James Sanders, D-NY, (featured guest speaker), leader, NY State Senate, climate action/climate justice. 10 minutes

Mustafa Santiago Ali, Executive Vice President, National Wildlife Federation. 3 minutes

Princess Asie Ocansey, Ghana, leading climate and social justice advocate, Ghana, United Nations, Honorary Chair, JAMN 3 minutes

Reverend Leo Woodberry, Environmental Justice Advisory Board, Sierra Club Ready For 100 Campaign, Founder, Coordinator Justice First Tour, E.D. new Alpha Community Development Corporation. Vice Chair, JAMN 3 minutes

Reverend Gerald Durley, Renown climate action and civil rights icon and leader, Honorary Chair, JAMN 3 minutes

Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte, NC. Spearhead Charlotte, N.C. “Strategic Energy Action Plan.” 3 minutes

William Barber 111, 3 minutes

James Fakuda, President, LULAC, NJ, green housing expert, leading developer of affordable housing in NYC. 3 minutes, JAMN Steering Committee

Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association. Vice Chair, JAMN 3 minutes

Harvey Wasserman, Senior Advisor, Greenpeace, Founder; No Nukes Movement, No Nukes Concert, NYC, author of “Solartopia.” Honorary Chair, JAMN 3 minutes

Russell Greene, Senior Advisor, The Climate Mobilization, leading national climate action activist, former V.P. Cheesecake Factory. 3 minutes

Charlotte City Councilwoman Dimple Ajmera, former Environmental Chair, Charlotte City Council, 3 minutes, lead efforts for passage of Charlotte’s 100% Clean Renewable Strategic Action Plan

Ellen Dunbar, Vice Chair, JAMN, leading African climate action activist, Washington, DC from Liberia, 3 minutes

Dr. Paul Zeits, Climate Restoration Leader and former United Nations senior health policy official, former Executive Director, Global Aids Alliance, national and global leader of the global HIV/AIDS movement. 3 minutes

Mike Hersh, Leading national climate change and social justice organizer and lobbyist, U.S. Congress. Three minutes

Closing Remarks

*Joel Segal, National Director, Justice Action Mobilization Network, “Next Steps” for the JAMN Network

Action Items:

-Monthly JAMN calls to expand, maximize, and better coordinate the climate action movement so we can win.

-Development of “draft” 100% clean renewable energy transition “aspirations” bill, to be developed with climate/clean renewable energy experts, climate scientists, organizations, and individuals by April, 2020.

-Draft other climate action and climate justice legislation; would include “just” clean renewable energy transition legislation, adaptation, mitigation—including legislation impacting developing nations.

-Discussion of a national climate action summit or conference in the Fall of 2020; other coordinated actions.

(End Conference Call Invitation, Thanks to Joel Segal)

Our challenges are daunting. There are currently hundreds of overt or tacit climate deniers in Congress, as well as Trump—who claims that climate change is a hoax—presiding over the Executive Branch. The Climate Emergency is an existential threat. We must act now and stay active until we exile climate denial to the trash heap of history.

Please click here to sign up with Mike Fox as a Climate Campaign Volunteer. We unite and expand our movement and demand a 100% clean energy future and an end to all subsidies for Big Oil while we enact a Green New Deal and remake our economy and society to end Climate Change, Environmental Injustice, Poverty, Homelessness, and Joblessness. Together, we can and will achieve a better world for all.

We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Director Dan O’Neal.

So much of our ongoing organizing is on social media. Share PDA’s posts, tweets, etc. on social media. We need your help to spread the word! Contact Online Media Director Janis Kay to Get Involved.

Please contribute generously to support PDA’s efforts on the Climate Emergency. We gratefully welcome any donation. Then, sign up to be Climate Campaign Volunter.

Hope to “see” you on the call Thursday.


P.S. We don’t ask for dues. We rely on small donations from people like you. If you’ve donated before, now is the time to sign up to make automatic monthly “sustainer” contributions to support our Climate Emergency organizing.

If you’re already a sustainer, we appreciate your help! If you can, please consider increasing your donation by giving another amount per month.

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