Ten years after Sandy, the climate and inequality crisis is getting worse.
Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New York on October 29, 2012. Since then, instead of addressing the crisis, people got left behind… never helped, still hurting.
Meanwhile, the 1% and the greed of the biggest corporations drive an accelerating climate emergency, ensuring that future disasters will be even worse. And as the rich get richer off their plunder of people and planet, ordinary people can’t make ends meet.
Governor Kathy Hochul must tax the rich for a Green New Deal. Buildings are the top source of the state’s climate-heating pollution, while rents and housing costs are out of control. With about $10 billion per year, New York State could fund a Green New Deal, taking all buildings off fossil fuels and creating deeply affordable housing for hundreds of thousands of people.
On Saturday, October 29 – the 10th anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Sandy – we are marching down Park Avenue, and culminating in a moment of silence and die-in to call out the filthy rich as they perpetuate climate destruction and demand that Hochul enact a tax on the rich for a Green New Deal.
This march is co-sponsored by 350 Brooklyn, 350 NYC, Extinction Rebellion NYC, Fridays for Future NYC, New York Communities for Change, Peace Action New York State, Rise & Resist, Sunrise NYC, and Third Act NYC.