Defend our climate rally 2014

LeadNow is an independent advocacy organization that brings generations of Canadians together to achieve progress through democracy.  They are currently working on a nation-wide Climate Change campaign to defend our communities from the dangers of fossil fuels and work toward a cleaner future.

On May 10th, communities across the country will be holding rallies to get the word out.  We need to show our community leaders that there is great concern regarding climate change, and call for a just, safe and clean energy future.

Why all the fuss?

From Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline to Keystone XL, Line 9 and Energy East, there are looming decisions on dangerous pipelines and extreme energy projects across Canada.  Many of these projects are strongly opposed by communities across Canada, but so far our federal government has shown that they are willing to undermine our democracy to side with powerful oil industry lobbyists.

By participating in these events, or spreading the word to friends and family, we can show this government that they will pay a steep price in the next election if they try to ram these pipelines through local opposition.  Let’s reach out, rally and organize.

Hamilton’s event is only one of dozens across Canada.  Click here to find an event in your community, RSVP and spread the word.

“We live in historic times. In 2011 for the first time more money was invested in creating renewable energy than all fossil fuels combined and the share of renewable energy production continues to grow. We’re at the beginning of a great transition to replace fossil fuels with clean energy and ensure a safe climate for all generations.”

Meanwhile, in Canada, our federal government is undermining our democracy and betting our economy on boom-and-bust dirty energy projects that pollute the water and climate while piping profits out of our communities. Now, it’s time to take the next step to defend our climate and defend our communities.

Last fall, thousands came together for a day of action to connect communities standing up against pipelines and extreme energy.  Now, this May 10, we need your help to send a strong message to government that people across Canada are building a growing movement for a just, safe and clean energy future.

In many communities, these events will be the next step in a longer-term organizing effort to build the people-power Canada needs to stop the reckless expansion of dirty energy projects, and start the transition to a safe, just and clean energy economy.

What’s happening in Hamilton?

In Hamilton, a mock train will be unveiled at Friday evening’s Art Crawl (May 9) on James Street North. It will proceed up and down James Street. Train participants will meet at 6 pm in the LIUNA Station parking lot at James and Murray Streets.

On Saturday morning, a rally is gathering at the GO Station near the corner of  Hughson and Hunter at 11 am. This group, including the mock train, will proceed through Gore Park and end at the Federal Building at Bay and York.

Click here to register for the Hamilton event.  Sign-up isn’t required.  Please feel free to show up to participate in the rally, or to offer your support from the sidelines.

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