For Immediate Release
Lindsay Meiman, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Thousands to March on Saturday For the 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy
#Sandy5 coalition of 150+ NY groups to march in remembrance of lives lost, rise for climate action at the state and local level
NEW YORK - Today, Saturday October 28 at 11:45 AM, a broad coalition of local, state, national and global organizations will gather and march across the Brooklyn Bridge to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and demand bold powerful action from state and local officials.
With 153 groups signed-on, the #Sandy5 march will start at Cadman Plaza before crossing the bridge and gathering at the Alfred E. Smith Houses on the Lower East Side. Organizers are remembering the lives and livelihoods lost to Superstorm Sandy and demanding bold and swift climate action from New York’s elected officials. Demands include actionable steps for Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer to address unmet needs from the storm’s devastation, protect communities vulnerable to inevitable future storms, and secure transformative policies to make New York a true climate leader.
What: #Sandy5 March
When: Saturday, October 28 at 11:45 am EST
Where: Gathering at Cadman Plaza, marching across the Brooklyn Bridge, rallying Alfred E. Smith Houses
Who: Thousands of New Yorkers representing a broad and diverse spectrum of communities
Eddie Bautista, Executive Director, New York Environmental Justice Alliance
Damaris Reyes, Chair, LESReady!
Rachel Rivera, Sandy Survivor and member, New York Communities for Change
Annie Willis, Sandy Survivor, Food & Water Watch Intern, Baruch College Student
Wally Bazemore, Red Hook Houses
New York community leaders and survivors from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Katrina available for press
Alfred E. Smith Residents Association
Environmental Justice Initiative
Guainia Taíno Tribe
Metro New York Catholic Climate Movement
New York Buddhist Climate Action Network
New York Insight Eco Sangha
North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
We The People
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