Pittsburgh Earth Day Climate Strike

When

April 22, 2022    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where

City-County Building
414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

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Pittsburghers from allied organizations (see full list below) will rally at 414 Grant Street to celebrate Earth Day and push for serious climate justice policy from our local, state and national governments. We’ll be striking to make sure that people in power know that they can’t keep ignoring the voices of the people, and we’d like to bring out as big of a crowd as possible to do that. So come on down everybody, and join us in celebrating Earth Day!
WHAT: A rally to celebrate Earth Day and demand concrete climate action.
WHEN: 2 PM – 4 PM ET.
WHERE: At the City County Building, 414 Grant St.
WHY: The world is in a state of emergency. Across the globe, the climate crisis is wreaking havoc on our communities, destroying our homes and livelihoods, and leaving death and destruction in its wake. The message is clear: our extractive system has resulted in the greatest crisis we have ever faced, and we must rise to defeat the challenge of our lifetimes. We cannot let politics or corporatism convince us that there is no way out, because there is: a just transition from fossil fuels to a regenerative economy.
WHO: Our organizers and endorsers are an intergenerational coalition working together to bring about concrete climate action. If your organization would like to join this list we only have two things that we specifically ask of our endorsing partners:
Bring out your base! As many people as you can. The more you can spread the word, the more impact this action could have.
Be ready to keep working together after the action is over. We can’t afford to stop fighting and to ensure we get the justice we deserve we have to fight as a team. The partnerships formed through this action are something we hope lasts well after it!
Our Endorsing Partners (in alphabetical order):
350 Pittsburgh
Abolition Law Center
Alliance for Police Accountability
Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh
Breathe Project
CAPA Asian Student Union
Casa San Jose
Churchill Future
Citizens Climate Lobby
CMU Divest
Fossil Free Pitt
Human Rights City Alliance Student Action Network
Izaak Walton League of America (Allegheny County)
Green Party of Allegheny County
Ohio Valley Environmental Resistance
One PA
Palestinian Solidarity Committee Pittsburgh
PASUP
Pittsburgh Green New Deal
Pittsburgh Youth Climate Council
Putting Down Roots
Socialist Alternative
Straight Ahead
Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh
Winchester Thurston Climate Changers

Our Demands
We’re structuring this action so that every organization can bring demands to the table, but each organizations’ demands do not supersede the overall goals of the strike:
1. Pittsburgh universities (Pitt, CMU, Chatham, Carlow, Duquesne, Point Park, etc.) and institutions must divest from fossil fuels, and do so with transparency to the public.
2. The City must transition away from single use plastics, starting with taking them out of our retail services. A regular conversation between activists and the Gainey administration in regards to plastic pollution needs to be established.
3. The broader community must get involved and engaged in fighting the climate crisis in any way they can. This can be by joining organizations or other means!
4. Gainey and other reps must stand against the cracker plant and all current and planned fossil fuel infrastructure, to protect our air and water quality and communities.
5. Pittsburgh must divest from the police and reinvest in the community.
6. Education on the Climate Emergency: Allegheny county schools must recognize the threat and educate on it.
7. A fracking ban in Allegheny County.
8. The halting of national pipeline construction.
9. The passage of voting acts that ensure everyone has easy and equal access to voting.
10. The city, county, state and country must invest in communities of color and create opportunities for good green jobs

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