MEDIA ADVISORY

October 11, 2017

CONTACT: Lindsay Meiman, lindsay@350.org, +1 (347) 460-9082

                 Thanu Yakupitiyage, thanu@350.org, +1 (413) 687-5160

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club Sponsors:
Sandy5 Briefing: National and Local Implications of Superstorm 5 Years Later

Sharing impacted stories, lessons-learned and demands of New Yorkers ahead of October 28 anniversary NYC mobilization

New York, NY -- On Monday, October 16, ahead of the #Sandy5 anniversary march, a diverse coalition representing over 75 global, national and local organizations, will hold a background briefing to discuss three key areas where national, state, local officials have failed to respond adequately in the five years since Superstorm Sandy. These areas include: 1) the lack of application of pivotal lessons learned after Sandy as shown by the response to Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma; 2) the ongoing unmet needs in New York’s hardest hit neighborhoods—disproportionately people of color and low income—with over a thousand families still without adequate housing; and 3) the necessity for dramatic climate action by elected officials at all levels. The coalition will also discuss plans around the October 28  mobilization in New York City to underscore these issues.

What: Sandy5 press briefing on how unlearned lessons exacerbate climate change impacts

Who:  Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director, UPROSE           

          Leslie Cagan, Coordinator, People’s Climate Movement New York

          Betámia Coronel, U.S. Reinvestment Coordinator, 350.org   

          Rachel Rivera, Sandy survivor & Member, New York Communities for Change 

When: Monday, October 16 at 11am EST

Where: Teleconference. Dial-in received with RSVP.

RSVP AT MEDIA@350.ORG TO RECEIVE DIAL INFORMATION

 

Sandy5 Organizations:

Alfred E. Smith Residents Association

Action Corps NYC

ALIGN

Alliance for Climate Education

Bronx Climate Justice North

Brooklyn For Peace

Brooklyn Movement Center

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Citizens Committee for New York City

City Lore

Climate Museum

Climate Reality Project, New York City Metro Chapter

Community Voices Heard

Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC

Democratic Socialists of America

Divest Invest Network

Downtown Independent Democrats

Earth Celebrations-Ecological and Social Change through the Arts

El Puente

Empire State Progressives

Fifth Avenue Committee

Food & Farm Justice Hub

Food and Water Watch

FUREE

Global Kids

Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)

Granny Peace Brigade

Green America

GreenFaith

Green Map System

Harlem Climate Caucus

Hip Hop Caucus

International Socialist Organization

JCAN NYC

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

Judson Memorial Church

Just Food

Kolot Chayeinu

LESReady!

Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens

Make the Road New York

MORE-UFT

Morningside Heights / West Harlem Sanitation Coalition

MoveOn.org

New York Communities for Change

New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC)

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA)

New York City Friends of Clearwater

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

New York Public Interest Research Group

New York State Nurses Association

NYRenews Coalition

Nos Quedamos

Peoples Climate Movement NY

People’s Collective Art / Collectivo de Arte Popular

PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334

Resilient Red Hook

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

Sane Energy Project

Science for the People

Sierra Club

Sunrise NYC

Sustainable Staten Island

The Climate Mobilization NYC

The Climate Mobilization Hoboken

The POINT CDC

United for Action

United Thru Action

UPROSE

Urban Justice Center

WEDO (Women’s Environmental and Development Organization)

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

350 Brooklyn

350.org

350NYC

350NJ – Rockland

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