Our work for bold, broad and speedy action on the climate crisis is having an impact. There is a new awareness of the reality of climate change and the ways it plays out in communities around the country and around the world. And, very importantly, the changes in the political landscape of NY State and at the national level should give us all hope that we are on the verge of big changes.
Of course, we all know that hoping is far from enough. Now is the time for us to redouble our efforts. Now is the time to bring our forces together to make sure policy makers feel our strength. In just a few weeks we have an opportunity to do that.
NY Renews and One NY Indivisible are coordinating a statewide week of action to build support for landmark climate justice legislation both in New York State and nationally –the NYS Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA), and the national THRIVE Agenda! (Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy) During the first week of April, the NY State Legislature and the U.S. Congress will be in recess, in their home districts. We have an opportunity to make it clear that we are demanding change in our state and nationally.
The April 5 – 9 week of action will include virtual lobby visits, town hall online gatherings, local in-person actions (all with COVID safety precautions), as well as a massive social media presence. A great deal is already in motion, but we know the potential to make this as large and strong as possible rests on more of your groups jumping in to help organize specific activities, participate in the activities that are already planned, and to get the word out far and wide.
Here’s what’s happening throughout NYS and the Capital Region.
1) A huge kick off call,
2) 40 lobby visits,
3) dozens of rallies,
4) call relay,
5) daily social media actions, and
6) a town hall with Senator Schumer.
Climate, Jobs, and Justice Action Week April 5-9th 2021
Social Media, April 5 – 9
There will be social media activities to participate in each day of the Action Week.
➤TBA outreach toolkit (Social Media Publicizing this week)
Monday, April 5
- Kick-off Mass Call, 12pm
➤ sign up to make two calls in the Call Relay 9am-5pm
Tuesday, April 6
- NYS Virtual Lobby Visits on the CCIA
➤ Sign up to attend a lobby visit (Legis. Hinchey or Fahy, 12:00pm) You will be sent the Zoom link 24 hrs before meeting
➤ Send an email out to your networks to attend the lobby visits
- NYS Leadership Call Relay on the CCIA
- Huge social media action with our congressional allies
Wednesday, April 7
- CCIA/THRIVE Local Rallies Targeting State and/or Federal Legislators
➤ sign up to attend a local rally West Capitol Park, Albany @ noon
➤ Send out an email to your networks about the rallies
- Virtual Lobby Visits with Members of Congress on THRIVE
➤ sign up to attend a lobby visit with Rep. Tonko, 10-0:30am, email Jill Loew, firstname.lastname@example.org ideally 2 members from each CCRP group
Friday, April 9
- Virtual Town Hall with Senator Schumer and Other Elected Officials
➤ Send out an email to your networks about the town hall
Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) fact sheet
THRIVE Act website
THRIVE Agenda 101 webinar on March 31st at 6:30pm