Now is a pivotal moment to push the President to take bold climate action. On January 21st- the second anniversary of Biden’s inauguration, we are demonstrating to put pressure on the President to declare a climate emergency, stop approving fossil fuel projects, and stand up for Indigenous Rights!
WHAT: A march around the federal building calling for executive action on the climate crisis. We'll be building on powerful Black and Indigenous-led actions calling on the President to declare a climate emergency, end federal fossil fuel leasing, and give Native land back.
WHO: 350 Organizations across the country in partnership with regional environmental justice, frontline and indigenous organizations in collaboration with community-based/grassroot organizations, and/or national organizations.
Why this is important for your community
New fossil fuel leasing and expansion is incompatible with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and this infrastructure continues to sacrifice frontline communities facing the brunt of the health and welfare impacts of living next to fossil fuel destruction. These communities are forced to breathe heavily polluted air, which shortens lifespans and causes serious health harms including cancer. One in five premature deaths worldwide are caused by fossil fuel combustion.
Why we want President Biden to declare a climate emergency
Indigenous, Black, Latinx, AAPI, low-wealth, and other frontline communities will be hurt first and worst by the climate crisis. That is why we need President Biden to declare a national climate emergency. This could cease new fossil fuel production and expedite funding to communities impacted by decades of environmental racism and pollution.
Fact Sheet: The Climate President's Emergency Powers