New York, NY — Communities will rally before the People of New York v. ExxonMobil trial on October 22 kicks-off, support of Attorney General Letitia James. This signals an escalation in the fight to hold fossil fuel executives liable for their role in the climate crisis, just one month since Global Climate Strikes and one week before the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
WHAT: Rally outside People of NY v Exxon trial to #MakeThemPay
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12:00pm ET ahead of the 2:15pm trial opening
WHERE: Foley Square, outside Supreme Court, NY County, 60 Centre Street. Livestream of the trial will be available here.
WHO: New Yorkers of all walks of life. Speakers include:
- Dominique Thomas, 350.org
- Jamie Tyberg, New York Communities for Change
- Shiv Soin, Youth Striker, Fridays for Future – NYC
- And more!
VISUALS: 100-foot #ExxonKnew #MakeThemPay banner, signs, posters, speak-out, song
The day after NY vs. Exxon trial opening arguments, a U.S. Congressional Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Exxon’s climate deception in Washington, DC.
For more on the rally, visit: https://actionnetwork.org/events/exxonmobil-nyc-rally/
Contact: Lindsay Meiman, [email protected], (347) 460-9082