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Sat. July 4 & Sun. July 5: Jobs. Justice. Climate Action

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Jun 7th, 2015
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Jody Chan, University of Toronto divestment organizer, speaks at the launch rally for the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate on May 21st in Toronto.

from 350.org

Canada needs an energy economy that respects Free Prior and Informed consent of Indigenous frontline communities and creates good, green jobsfor workers. It is morally indefensible for us to continue to pursue an economic growth strategy that brings our climate closer to an irreversible tipping point. Climate change has already devastated the Global South and continues to displace the world’s most vulnerable populations.

This July, we’re mobilizing across movements for a safe climate and a justice-based economy. An unprecedented coalition of Indigenous frontline communities, the labour movement, social justice organizations, environmental groups, poverty-prevention groups, faith communities, scientists, students, and thousands of others will take to the streets of downtown Toronto. The March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate will be the most diverse climate action in this country’s history, and the largest climate mobilization to hit Canada’s financial centre.

As our political leaders fail to take the kind of action we know we need, it’s time to unite for justice to demand the future that we deserve. This transition to a clean, just future is going to take all of us. Let’s make it happen:

On July 5th in Toronto, we will unite across movements to demand a transition to a justice-based economy that tackles climate change and generates good jobs.

On the eve of the Pan-American Conference on Climate Change, we will demonstrate to the world that there is massive support in Canada for strong climate action.

We will tell our leaders that we are ready to shift from the volatile, boom-and-bust cycles of a fossil fuel economy to a new, stable, clean economy that promotes equity, respects the sovereignty of Canada’s First Nations and recognizes the limitations of our climate.

1. On Saturday, July 4th, from British Columbia to New Brunswick, communities will rally to declare that we, the people, are ready for a new economy; that we are greater than the tar sands. Click here to find an action near you.

2. On Sunday, July 5th, we are joining a growing coalition to stage the most diverse climate action ever to take place in Canada. We will take to the streets of downtown Toronto to March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate.

 

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