March 14, 2019

MARCH 20: New York’s electeds to address climate at #GreenNewDeal4NY Forum

1100+ New Yorkers already RSVP’d to question politicians on concrete action to deliver climate justice



New York, NY — Over a thousand New Yorkers have already RSVP’d to attend Wednesday’s #GreenNewDeal4NY Accountability Forum. Communities will hold town hall-style forum to question City-wide elected leaders like City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Comptroller Scott Stringer, as well as Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Deputy Secretary for Energy and Environment Dale Bryk, on what they’re doing to act on the climate crisis and make New York a leader for the rest of the country.

This comes the day after a groundbreaking report revealed the “False Demand” behind the Williams fracked gas pipeline.

WHAT: #GreenNewDeal4NY Accountability Forum

WHEN: Wednesday March 20, 2019 7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:15 pm.

WHERE: Concert Hall @ Society for Ethical Culture. 2 W 64th St, NYC (Closest Subway stop A/C/B/D at Columbus Circle)

WHO: Elected officials and representatives from New York’s top elected offices, including City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and representatives from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office.

Key topics to be addressed, such as: Stopping the Williams fracked gas pipeline; State legislation like the Climate and Community Protection Act and Fossil Fuel Divestment Act; Making mass transit work; City legislation such as the Dirty Buildings Bill; Investigations and lawsuits against big oil companies; and much more!

“Climate change is undeniable, and we need to take action now to protect our city and our planet,” said New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. “In this fight against climate change, we need to think big and join together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings, move away from fossil fuel dependency, and create more green energy infrastructure. I want to thank all of the groups who organized this forum, which sheds light on the devastating effects of climate change and the societal costs of inaction.”

“Climate change is real and it must be confronted with an all-in approach across government. Concrete steps that we must take include passing a sweeping Green New Deal at the federal level, beginning the process of divesting the City’s pension funds from fossil fuels, and doubling down on expanding green investments such a green roofing,” said New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. “We must also ensure that the Williams Pipeline never becomes a reality as it poses a direct threat to our climate and the shorefront communities of Coney Island and the Rockaways. Ultimately, this is about protecting the future of our children and grandchildren. The urgent need is now more than ever before to work together on building a city that can be a model for a sustainable future that delivers environmental justice for all.”

Forum co-organized by a growing list of organizations, including:, 350 Brooklyn, 350NYC, Bronx Climate Justice North, Code Pink NY, Divest Invest, DSA – Climate Justice, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, Green Education and Legal Fund, GreenFaith, Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World, New York Communities for Change (NYCC), New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, NYU Divest, the People’s Climate Movement – NY, Riders Alliance, Sane Energy Project, Sunrise NYC, United for Action, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, and the Working Families Party.