Richmond Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Start: Saturday, September 08, 2018 2:00 PM

End: Saturday, September 08, 2018 3:00 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.Join us at our state's Capitol as we demand our state leaders walk the talk on climate action and environmental justice. Our elected officials must commit to public, actionable commitments to a fast and fair transition to a fossil free world. This means no more accepting fossil fuel money, an immediate moratorium on new fossil fuel projects, and a firm commitment to building 100% clean renewable energy by the year 2035.

Climate change threatens all of us and disproportionately impacts low-income communities, communities of color and Indigenous communities, as well as women. We will have speakers from a variety of backgrounds (see list of speakers below), then conclude the event with a symbolic action/photo to honor the work against climate and fossil fuel impacts in Virginia. Attendees will be given information on actions they can take going forward from the event. There is also an online petition action in conjunction with the event - please sign and share the petition to be delivered to Virginia's elected officials here:

We will gather at the steps of the State Capitol Building on Capitol Grounds from 2:00-3:00 pm.  Please wear blue or green to honor our planet and collective home.  If you need special accommodations for the event, please call 804-366-0745.

Speakers include: Beth Roach, Tribal Councilwoman of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia; Andrea Miller, Executive Director of People Demanding Action; Monica Flippen, Steering Committee Member of Virginia Interfaith Power and Light; Jessica Bull, Mothers Out Front; and Monica Hutchinson, Lead Political Organizer of the Richmond Metro area for New Virginia Majority.

Endorsing Organizations:

Activate Virginia

Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League

Buckingham: We the People

Center for Common Ground

Chesapeake Climate Action Network  

Divest RVA

Food and Water Action

Friends of Augusta

Friends of Buckingham

Friends of Nelson

Hampton Roads Green Party

Indivisible Nova West

Indivisible Virginia

Liberal Women of Chesterfield County

Mothers Out Front

Network NOVA

Peninsula Indivisible

People Demanding Action

People's Caravan for Clean Air and Water

Preserve Floyd


Richmond DSA

Richmond Peace Education Center

RVA Interfaith Climate Justice League

Sierra Club Virginia Chapter

Together Hanover

Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Equality

Virginia Interfaith Power and Light

Virginia Poor People's Campaign

Virginia River Healers