On Thursday, February 21 at 3 pm Eastern / 2pm Central / 1pm Mountain / 12 noon Pacific time, the Climate Reality Check coalition will hold the latest in our series of national conference calls to help strengthen community organizing on climate: After the State of the Union & the historic Forward on Climate demonstration, where is the climate movement and how can we rapidly advance to operate at the scale needed?
This past month saw President Obama address the challenge of climate change in his State of the Union speech, where he pledged to act if congress doesn’t, and earlier this week 50,000 of us gathered in DC for this country's largest-ever climate demonstration. On our call this month, we will look at these historic developments and discuss what they mean for magnifying the impact of the climate movement.
We are pleased to have representatives of 350.org, Indigenous Environmental Network and the Institute for Policy Studies lead the discussion with all of you. And to ensure we capture a wide range of opinions on the rally and the state of our movement, we have added a few questions to the RSVP form. We hope you will take a moment to share your feedback and insights.
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The call-in number is 209-647-1600 Code 615986.
Matt Leonard is the Climate Action Team Coordinator at 350.org, and has focused on grassroots, actions-led organizing in social and environmental movements for 15 years. He coordinated the 2011 Tar Sands Action sit-ins at the White House, the Capitol Climate Action in 2009, Do The Math tour last fall, and was heavily involved in both the Forward on Climate rally this past Sunday and the civil disobedience action earlier in the week. He previously has worked for Greenpeace US, Rainforest Action Network, Rising Tide North America, and with dozens of grassroots campaigns and movements. He lives in Oakland, CA.
Kandi Mossett is the Native Energy & Climate Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network. She lives on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. She has worked with tribal colleges and in Native communities to help them pursue renewable energy alternatives such as solar and wind power; reduce their carbon footprint and global warming pollution; connect students to environmental justice and climate justice issues in their communities; promote collaboration between students and communities, and to do so in line with Indigenous traditional knowledge and belief systems. In recent years she has worked in the international arena in order to create more awareness about international decision-making and its effect at the local level.
Steve Cobble is an Assistant Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a longtime activist on both voting and campaign finance reform issues. He is a Senior Political Advisor of Free Speech for People, co-founder of Progressive Democrats of America, and he has written for The Nation, HuffingtonPost, TomPaine.com, The Progressive, and many other magazines and newspapers. He is a former Political Director and speechwriter for the National Rainbow Coalition.
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