By Lauren Burke
Last September, an estimated 7.6 million people joined the global climate strike, making it the largest demonstration against climate change in the world’s history. In the U.S., over 39 trade union bodies engaged in the climate strike: passing resolutions, marching, and supporting the youth.
As impressive and inspiring as the climate strikes were last year, we still have a lot of organizing to do to build the movement we need for transformative action on the dual crises of climate change and inequality.
The Strike With Us youth coalition is calling us back to action for an even bigger climate strike to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Building on last year, now is the time for labor to stand up for climate action bigger and stronger than ever before.
Join Labor Network For Sustainability’s fourth Virtual Convergence to launch national coordination of labor engagement in the Earth Day Climate Strikes.
Join LNS’s Virtual Convergence 4
Topic: Labor and Earth Day 2020 Climate Strikes
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific
Location: Zoom Webinar
Get inspired! The Virtual Convergence will feature examples of great work happening across the country in preparation for the Earth Day Climate Strikes: organizing to broaden labor movement support for climate action, education and mobilization of union members, and raising labor’s voice in the fight for climate action.
Get Organizing! The Virtual Convergence will launch a national effort to support local organizing in unions and labor communities to be part of this momementus action.