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Climate Sit-in: Lunch on the Lawn

May 13 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

In January, Governor Polis released his Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Roadmap, which set state goals for greenhouse gas pollution reduction. These goals were a great first step to protecting our Colorado communities from the worst impacts of climate change, but we need accountability and a plan of action to make sure we actually meet them.
Enter Senate Bill 200: Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice. SB 200 is the legislation we need to fight climate change and protect Colorado’s Indigenous, Black, and communities of color from environmental racism. Without SB 200, we cannot hold industries within the electricity, oil and gas, transportation, and building sectors accountable for their GHG emissions. It’s time we close the loopholes that have let habitual polluters off the hook for too long.
SB-200 will help us accomplish that, but Governor Polis has threatened to veto SB 200, putting Colorado communities at risk. We are gathering for a COVID-safe, socially-distant lunch on the Capitol west lawn on Thursday, May 13th to demonstrate our support for climate justice and call on Governor Polis to support SB 200.
Bring a blanket, a handmade poster, and a packed lunch for an hour of speakers, music, and socially-distant rallying in support of SB 200! ***Masks and social distancing are required, and blankets must be 6 feet apart.***
Lunch rally attendees are encouraged to make and bring their own signs. Here are some messaging offerings to consider:
– Put People Over Profit
– People over Polluters
– for youth/kids: “Polis don’t veto our future!”
– Follow Your Own Roadmap!
– Follow Through on YOUR Roadmap!
– SB200 Supports Your Roadmap!
– SB200 IS Environmental Justice
– Act on Climate Justice – Support SB200
This event is sponsored by:
– 350 Colorado
– Sustainable Resilient Longmont
– Colorado Rising
– Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate
– Indivisible Colorado Environment
– Indivisible Front Range Resistance
– Colorado Mountain Mamas
– Defend Our Future Colorado
– Working Families Party
– Colorado Latino Forum
– Indivisible Colorado Environment
– Conservation Colorado
– North Range Concerned Citizens
– Colorado Sierra Club
– Progress Now Colorado
– Indivisible CO Legislative Table
– Indivisible CO Action Network
– Our Revolution Metro Denver
– EcoMadres/Moms Clean Air Force CO
– Resilient Denver
– Healthy Air and Water Colorado

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue

Colorado State Capitol – West Lawn
200 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203 United States
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