August 14, 2018

AUGUST 14 LIVESTREAM: New Yorkers web-press conference calls on Gov. Cuomo to Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice


In coordination with hundreds of global events, New Yorkers urge Cuomo, all elected officials to walk the talk on climate before September 6 march and California-based Global Climate Action Summit

In order from left to right: Lee Ziesche, Sane Energy Project and Seeding Sovereignty; Cindy Chung, Zero Hour NYC; Nancy Romer, PCM-NY; Myles Lennon, WE ACT; Priya Mulgaonkar, NYC-EJA

New York, NY — At 11am on August 14, New Yorkers will gather at the Neighborhood Preservation Center for a livestreamed panel sharing stories and plans in the lead-up to the September 6 New York Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march. Speakers will highlight ongoing work, and underscore the responsibility of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and all elected officials to walk the talk on bold and meaningful climate action ahead of the California-based Global Climate Action Summit.

The September 6 action will kick-off in Battery Park, followed by nearly a dozen actions across the State and around the world on September 8, demanding Cuomo move off fossil fuels toward a fossil free New York through: (1) a just transition to 100% renewables now; (2) stopping all fossil fuel infrastructure, including fracked gas projects; and (3) making corporate polluters pay.

What: Web-press conference ahead of Sept 6 NY Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march

When: Today, Tuesday, August 14 at 11:00am EST

Where: Livestream here:

Who: Speakers include:

    • Cindy Chung, Zero Hour NYC, Head of Logistics
    • Myles Lennon, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
    • Priya Mulgaonkar, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance [NYC-EJA]
    • Nancy Romer, Peoples Climate Movement-NY & PSC-CUNY Environmental Justice Working Group
    • Lee Ziesche, Sane Energy Project, Community Engagement Coordinator

Over 85 groups representing community organizations, faith-based groups, labor unions, climate and environmental justice groups, youth movements, and more have endorsed Rise New York. Full list here.

Visuals: Upcoming art builds happening August 18, August 23, and August 28. Contact for interest in attending an art build.


Contact: Lindsay Meiman,, +1 (347) 460-9082

For more on #RiseNY, check out this Media Pack.

For more on the global Rise for Climate day of action, visit: