Oklahomans RISE 4 the CLIMATE - Movement 4 People's Democracy
Start: Saturday, September 08, 2018•12:00 PM
End: Saturday, September 08, 2018• 2:00 PM
On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.
Movement 4 People's Democracy will be the host. We welcome all groups and persons to come to discuss climate issues in Oklahoma and how to resolve them!
On September 8, we’re planning thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profit. No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all
On September 8, just before the summit, we’re planning a massive day of action in cities and neighbourhoods around the world to demand that local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.
Rise For Climate Action will be the global climate movement’s big moment in 2018. Together we will raise the bar for climate leadership for all our leaders.
We want this mobilisation to carry a positive vision of the world we want to see and the climate leadership needed to get us there; for it to reach scale and bring in new audiences; we want actions to be locally relevant and for the global story to showcase the unity of diverse campaigning as part of the same movement. And we know that mobilising for this moment, like others, carries some risk - in particular the potential for ‘greenwash’. So we will plan for potential to escalate actions in some parts of the world.
Real climate leadership rises from below. It means power in the hands of people not corporations. It means economic opportunity for workers and justice and dignity for frontline communities that are the hardest hit by the impacts of the fossil fuel industry and a warming world.
We will bring together communities affected by climate disasters and the fossil fuel industry, faith leaders, young people, workers, and environmentalists. Together we’ll show the widespread public support and the action underway for a fossil free future.
By mobilising locally and joining our efforts with diverse partners around the world, we can:
Set the demands to our local leaders for a faster and fairer transition from fossil fuels to a renewable, clean energy economy that protects workers, defends the most vulnerable, and gives people control over their energy system;
Put pressure on local leaders that are wavering to make adequate climate action commitments;
Showcase local climate leaders - including local citizens, workers and communities - that are doing it best; and
Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.