On November 9, 2015, precisely one year ahead of the presidential election, the Our Generation, Our Choice movement is making noise in Washington, D.C.—rallying for immegration, racial, and climate justice.
The one-day gathering serves as a preemptive strike, with a simple message: We need political leaders with plans that are in line with the imperatives of justice on race, climate change, and immigration. Keep fossil fuels in the ground. Protect the lives of black, brown, and poor communities. Reinvest in healthy jobs, renewable energy, and an economy that works for all of us. Let’s get it done.
The majority of Americans say race relations in this country are ailing, sixty-one percent of us according to a recent NY Times poll. Immigrant justice continues to stagnate in bureaucratic rigmarole, while just paths to citizenship that treat people with dignity, while emphasizing national safety and the economy, have yet to be fully realized.
On the climate front, carbon dioxide is ransacking the atmosphere at the highest recorded levels in 650,000 years. And global temperatures continue to sizzle, melting Arctic glaciers at a rate of 13.3 percent per decade.
The realities are alarming. But the inspiring news is they also provide an unprecedented opportunity to tackle these issues today, says Our Generation, Our Choice event organizers. “As the election ramps up, this is our chance to demand REAL leadership and make candidates’ agendas work for our movements, and for our future.”
WHAT: Our Generation, Our Choice: Mobilization for justice on race, climate change, and immigration
WHEN: November 9, 2015, 8:00 am
WHERE: Washington, D.C. - Franklin Square
The choice is up to this generation, and time is ticking. Together we can be a powerful voice for change in 2016. Learn more about the Our Generation, Our Choice movement and RSVP here.