Become a Monthly Sustaining Donor to Fight Climate Change & Inequality!
Inequality and climate change are the twin moral crises of our time. The climate crisis threatens our survival while growing inequality makes life ever harder for most people, especially low-income communities of color. At New York Communities for Change, we're organizing hard-hitting campaigns that mobilize our members and allies to cut climate pollution and create good jobs for low-income communities of color. Your monthly donation by credit card will support effective campaigns to:
*Redirect Wall Street's fossil fuel investments into clean energy - trillions of dollars poured by banks, private equity, and hedge funds into oil, coal and gas must be stopped and re-directed into clean energy jobs for our communities. We're very proud of our recent #DivestNY victory: along with our allies at 350.org, we got NYC to pull its nearly $200 billion pension fund out of oil and gas corporations like Exxon.
*Stop all oil and gas infrastructure projects and move to 100% renewable energy in New York - Governor Cuomo talks a big game on climate change, but in fact New York is falling behind. Only 4% of NYS electricity comes from wind and solar, and Governor Cuomo is permitting new fracked gas power plants and pipelines to be built that will lock in decades of future pollution. We're fighting projects like the Williams pipeline and the Danskammer fracked gas plant and demanding investment into renewable energy (built and maintained by through good, union jobs hiring from low-income communities of color) We're also pushing the Governor to pass the Climate and Community Protection Act to require 100% renewable energy and maximize investment into low-income communities of color.
*Cut New York City's climate pollution and create good jobs - Just 2% of buildings - the largest buildings - generate about HALF of the city's climate pollution. Luxury towers like Trump Tower, Kushner's 666 Fifth Ave, and billionaire pencil-towers like One57 are #DirtyBuildings. We're pushing hard for NYC to require large buildings to meet high energy efficiency standards to cut climate pollution by 80-90% by 2050 (in concert with a greening grid), which also generates thousands of jobs annually, especially good, union jobs for low-income communities of color.
Income inequality is out of control at the same time as climate pollution must be drastically slashed to avoid disaster that will threaten human civilization. As President Obama put it, we don't get a second chance on climate change. With Trump and the Republicans controlling the federal government, it's even more vital to pressure States, Cities and corporations to take action. We're fighting for bold, transformational change: Make our campaigns happen by becoming a monthly sustainer now! (you can also make a regular donation, but dependable, monthly funds are even better!)