New York, NY — Today marks the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a storm supercharged by fossil-fueled climate change that cost New Yorkers billions and devastated the lives, livelihoods and homes of millions. New Yorkers are commemorating this anniversary by pledging to vote for climate progressives during next week’s midterm elections.
This morning, more than 50 New Yorkers rallied and participated in a #RememberSandy die-in outside Trump Tower, calling out the federal administration’s attacks on our climate and communities, and urging New York’s elected officials to take bold and meaningful action.
On the sixth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy ahead of next week’s midterm elections, Thanu Yakupitiyage, 350 Action spokesperson, offered the following:
“New Yorkers will vote in these critical midterm elections next week because the future of our state depends on it. Superstorm Sandy was a wake up call to the reality of climate, yet on this sixth anniversary so many of us are still recovering, and many elected officials are still failing to act.
“The IPCC report tells us we have just over a decade to take meaningful action. New Yorkers have the chance to elect progressive leaders — like Tish James, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Mark Dunlea — who will stand up for our health and safety, and against corporate polluters. As we mobilize to vote for climate progressives on November 6, we stand alongside communities from Puerto Rico to North Carolina, Texas to Florida, who are doing the same.”
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This message has been authorized and paid for by 350 Action, 20 Jay St, Suite 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201, May Boeve, Executive Director. This message has not been expressly authorized, requested, or approved by any federal, state, or local candidate, candidate’s committee or their agents, or by any ballot issue committee. 350 Action is empowering voters across the country to make a direct impact in the most important climate races in the nation. The organization has endorsed progressive candidates who support a moratorium on new fossil fuel extraction, will work to transition from oil & gas to a 100% renewable energy economy, and are refusing to take money from Big Oil. 350 Action is also launching a massive climate voter pledge, mobilizing voters to help replace climate deniers with progressive champions for real climate action. See candidates’ responses to 350 Action’s questionnaires here.