For Immediate Release, September 21, 2014
Contact: Valerie Love, (510) 274-9713
Thousands Call for Climate Action in Historic Rally in New York
NEW YORK— Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City today calling on world leaders to take action on the climate crisis. Marchers included staff and volunteer activists with the Center for Biological Diversity, including more than 150 priests, students, teachers and others who arrived on the People’s Climate Train, a cross-country trip that began Monday in San Francisco.
“The thousands of people marching through New York streets flooded not long ago by Hurricane Sandy know that global warming threatens our coastal cities, our food supply, and the survival of countless plants and animals that make up our world's web of life,” said Kassie Siegel, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute. “Americans want President Obama and other leaders to act now to preserve a livable planet.”