Saturday, October 28, 11am
Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, NYC
Communities across the city will remember, resist, and rise together.
Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. Like in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and our already most vulnerable communities.
New York’s elected officials must protect us from the impacts of climate change and lead a just transition to a renewable energy economy. We cannot wait any longer. On October 28th, we will assemble and march over the Brooklyn Bridge, and then rally at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in Manhattan.
Thank you for your RSVP! We'll see you at Cadman Plaza. Please RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook event, too.
With the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico we are compelled to address this issue as well. Under the umbrella of a Just Recovery and Relief Aid Package for Puerto Rico, grassroots leadership on the island has developed a set of demands in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. We support the call for massive funding to deal with the deadly shortages of water, food, medicines and other necessities. In addition, we support the demands in the full Just Recovery and Relief Aid Package that would put the island on the path toward regenerative energy, economic democracy, food sovereignty, control over land use, and community autonomy.
If you are not able to participate in the whole day that is fine and we welcome you to either come to the pre-march rally in Cadman Plaza Park or the closing event at Smith Houses. (See details above.)
What To Wear and What To Bring
On October 28th, New Yorkers will come together to remember the lives lost and the damage incurred from Sandy. And we will do more than remember: we will demand our representatives go beyond the small steps they’ve taken so far, and champion bold and immediate climate action towards a just transition.
In solidarity with those who lost family members, homes, incomes, and security to Superstorm Sandy, we make the following demands of New York’s elected officials:
After the march, groups across New York City and beyond will be remembering Superstorm Sandy, honoring those whose lives were impacted and honoring the resilience of our communities. Join us in a neighborhood near you:
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RSVP to the #Sandy5 March on Facebook and invite your friends.
Oct 28: 5 yrs since Sandy, march to demand bold #climate action from @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo & @SenSchumer. www.sandy5.org #Sandy5
Subject: October 28th, Join the #Sandy5 Mobilization!
Body: Hello friends!
On Saturday, October 28th, I will be marching for the #Sandy5 day of action, and I hope you will join me. This is the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, and as storms continue to ravage our coasts, I believe that New York City is long overdue for real action on climate change. Let me know if you want to march with me, and for more information about the march, check out the #Sandy5 website!
Where: Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, October 28
Alfred E. Smith Residents Association
Metro New York Catholic Climate Movement
New York Buddhist Climate Action Network
New York Insight Eco Sangha
North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)