- 9:00am Tuesday, 9/23
The Wilson Building - DC City Hall, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC,
The DC Council is back in session on Tuesday, September 23 -- it's time for them to act on climate!
Join DC residents for a rally in front of City Hall to ask the Council to take action on key legislation that could make DC a national leader on local climate solutions.
The DC Council is currently considering two bills that would help move our city away from dirty energy sources and send a signal that DC is a leader in addressing environmental injustice, degradation and climate change.
We are asking the Council to pass the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act of 2013 [B20-0481], which would divest city pension and health annuity funds from fossil fuels, and the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Amendment Act of 2013 [B20-418], which would close a loophole in DC’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard that funnels District funds to dirty energy.
Help us send a signal, loud and clear, that DC can be a leader for the rest of the country on climate change and clean energy.
Reverend Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus will speak at 9:00 am.
Interested attendees may RSVP at http://bit.ly/DCClimateRally
This rally is hosted by a coalition of environmental advocates and leaders in DC and the DMV region, including:
Chesapeake Climate Action Network * DC Divest * DC Environmental Network * 350 DC * Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA) * Global Green USA * Green Cross International * Center for Biological Diversity * Moms Clean Air Force - Washington, DC * Friends of the Earth U.S. * Sierra Club, Washington DC Chapter