FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2022
Press Contact: Jaiel Pulskamp, Organizer, 350VT * 802-223-8410 * jaiel@350Vermont.org
350VT ANNOUNCES A CLIMATE SOS RALLY IN MONTPELIER
On Friday, Feb 18, 350Vermont calls for a statewide rally on the State House lawn in Montpelier. Over the past year, our members worked hard to ensure that the Climate Action Plan would be the catalyst that propelled us towards the change we need to see in our state. Unfortunately, the Climate Action Plan didn’t go nearly far enough, or include enough input from frontline communities, and now it is up to the legislature to act.
“This year, the Vermont legislature has the tremendous opportunity to make substantial progress on addressing the climate crisis,” says 350VT Organizer Jaiel Pulskamp. “We’re calling on them to enact real and just solutions that will improve regular people’s lives while slashing emissions – not more greenwashing and false solutions that put more money into the pockets of the utilities and their shareholders.”
Please join the Climate SOS rally on the State House lawn in Montpelier on Fri., Feb. 18, from 11 AM -1 PM, and help lift up the call for courageous climate legislation that will chart a new course forward!
“We need our political leaders to course correct by implementing strong, just legislation before we sink further into the climate crisis,” says 350VT Organizer Vanessa Rule.
There will be an art installation of “waves rising up to the State House”, singing, inspirational speeches, and hot cider. We’re asking participants to bring a flotation device, to become one of the “swimmers” seeking rescue from the climate emergency. If you can please also bring an ocean colored tarp or sheet to add to the waves.
Inclement weather date is Sat., Feb. 19 at the same time. RSVP on our website: 350Vermont.org.
Please wear a mask and stay home if you have symptoms.
Co-sponsored by Youth Lobby, Fridays for the Future, VPIRG, BALE, Rights and Democracy, Vermont Renews Coalition, VT AFL-CIO, Standing Trees, and Vermont Extinction Rebellion.