Morristown, NJ - Community members gathered today at Morristown Town Hall for the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Event. Same day events were happening in Red Bank, Newark and Jersey City where citizens, elected officials and members of environmental, labor, civil and faith-based groups gathered for the People’s Climate Movement to Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice.
Organizers united to demand that government and business leaders accelerate the transition to renewable energy and reduce the pollution that contributes to climate change. They were supporting a just transition to a 100-percent clean energy future that reduces emissions, improves air and water quality, creates thousands of well-paying jobs and pays sustaining wages and benefits to workers with the right to unionize.
“The election on November 6 is the most important election of our lives. It is so important that voters stand up for clean air, clean water, and green space, and elect lawmakers who will do the same. New Jersey LCV is proud of the work Governor Murphy and his administration have done, particularly in working towards their campaign promise to achieve 100% clean renewable energy by 2050 and making New Jersey an environmental leader once again. A greener economy in our state means good, local jobs and a healthy, thriving environment, but we still have work to do to protect the health of all New Jerseyans,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.
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