Press Release: Mothers Out Front Joins the Global Climate Strike

 

MOTHERS OUT FRONT JOINS THE GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKES 

National movement of mothers stand with youth to call for real action to address the climate crisis

 

BOSTON- September 13, 2019 - Mothers Out Front announces its support of the youth strikes during the Global Week of Action. Mothers will be joining rallies across the country to stand with youth in their call to address the climate crisis. 

“As mothers, we feel the urgent need to lead the way forward to a clean energy economy and a livable climate,” said Ellen van Bever, Mothers Out Front National Leadership Team member of Cambridge, Massachusetts. “We have until 2030 to cut carbon emissions by half. The denial and inaction of prior generations have led to the mess we are in.  To the youth around the world who are planning to strike this September 20th—you are not alone. We assure you that mothers will join the global climate strike and lead the way for other adults to join.” 

Mothers Out Front has been convening parents around the country in an alliance in advance of the September 20-27th strikes. We provided training, resources and a space for planning, organizing and connecting to events around the US.

Mothers Out Front members will be at youth strikes all across the country. 

California

Sacramento

Capitol Building

September 20th, Time TBD

Contact: Adelita Serena; adelita.serena@mothersoutfront.org

 

San Jose

City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St. 

September 20th, 3:45-5pm

Contact: Linda Hutchins-Knowles; lindahk@mothersoutfront.org

 

Massachusetts

Boston

City Hall Plaza 

September 20th; 11:30am- 1pm

Contact: Ellen van Bever; envanbever@gmail.com

 

Montana

Missoula

Caras Park

September 20th; 10 am a rally

Contact: Winona Bateman; livableclimate@gmail.com

 

New York

Buffalo

Niagara Square

September 20, 2-5pm 

Contact: Susan Campbell; brighteyes563@gmail.com 

 

Croton-on-Hudson

The Blue Pig; 121 Maple St (Local rally for elementary-aged kids)

September 20; 11:30-2:00

Contact: Megan Dyer; megamorphosis@gmail.com

 

New York City

Climate Strike with Greta Thunberg at Foley Square

September 20th; 11 am- 4pm

Contact: Chemung County, NY team Heather Stanton; hstanton6@gmail.com

  Huntington, NY Team Jennifer Rogers-Brown; jennifer@coolmojo.net

 

Virginia/ Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Mothers meet at the National Building Museum (401 F St NW, Washington, DC 2000)

September 20th; 11am-1pm

Contact: Fairfax County, VA team  Julie Kimmel; juliekimmel@gmail.com and Bobby Monacella; bmonacella@gmail.com

 

Virginia Beach

Neptune Park, 3001 Atlantic Ave

September 20; Time- TBD

Contact: Golden Carter; carseat688@gmail.com

 

Mothers Out Front members around the country have shown their commitment to a livable climate by:

 

Background: 

Mothers Out Front is founded on the conviction that there is no more powerful force for change than women mobilizing to protect their children. Faced with the oncoming threat of the devastating climate crisis along with a range of present-day, damaging impacts stemming from fossil fuel extraction and use, it is building a diverse, national movement of mothers pushing for a swift transition from dirty to clean energy. Using a deep community organizing approach, it empowers mothers to step into active leadership roles within community-based teams, providing the structure, training, support and tools they need to develop and win community and statewide campaigns of their own choosing – such as getting clean energy legislation passed, stopping construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure, and addressing current health and safety issues linked to climate change and fossil fuel activity.

Founded in the Boston area in 2013, it has grown to have 47 community-based teams in nine states. 

 

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