12:00PM - Gather at Rutgers-Newark at Norman Samuels Plaza, which is located behind the Robeson Center, and adjacent to the Dana Library. (Closest address for GPS: 92 Bleeker St
Newark, NJ 07102)
Here we will be joined by communities from across NJ joining us by train. Meet fellow strikers, create art, learn songs, and drink hot chocolate.
1:00PM - March to NJ Transit Headquarters (1 Penn Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102) to say No NJ Transit Fracked Gas Power Plant! Demand a renewable energy alternative and solar rail!
1:30-2:30PM - Rally at Peter Francisco Park. (70 New Jersey Railroad Ave, Newark, NJ 07102) We will hear from movement leaders and community members from across North Jersey, as we demand actions from our elected officials.
With the consequences of climate change becoming ever more clear and dire with each passing day, a new powerful wave of the climate movement has been swelling up over the last couple of years. Young people around the world have been rising up to defend our future, and have been going on strike – every week, all over the planet – for months. In the September Climate Strikes alone, 7.6 million people took to the streets with us. New Jersey doesn’t just have the opportunity to be one of America’s leaders in the face of climate change, but we also have an obligation—an obligation to ensure that we all have the right to clean air, the right to clean water, and the right to a livable climate. Our voices are growing and our leaders are starting to listen. Just last month, Governor Murphy announced he would not support the construction of the North Bergen power plant in the meadowlands. This decision came after months and months of activism from adult and youth environmentalists. If we work together, this movement is unstoppable.
But there are still many who are resistant to change. NJ transit has just proposed the building of a fracked gas power plant to be built along the Hackensack River in Kearny. This power plant will be paid for using 410 million dollars from a Hurricane Sandy disaster relief fund and will become the 13th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in New Jersey dumping 571,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere annually. New Jersey already has poor air quality, especially in Kearny and the Newark metro area, and it will only worsen with the operation of this power plant.
Join us as we strike to protest this power plant alongside our key demands for Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy, and Justice for All.
Sign up now to be a part of the #ClimateStrike!