Event in Clinton geared to show support for climate proposal

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CLINTON — Community members and climate activists will line the streets and carry signs for a “Honk and Wave,” thanking state Sen. Rachel May, D-53, Syracuse, for co-sponsoring the Climate and Community Investment Act from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday.

The CCIA would raise $10-$15 billion per year over the next 10 years, paid for by a fee on corporate pollution, event organizers say. The money would invest in solutions that would quickly and equitably draw down New York’s emissions while building a stronger, more just economy for all. The bill is estimated to create and sustain 150,000 jobs over the next decade, the organizers add.

The rally will be one of several across the state, during which organizers in Long Island, Ithaca, Albany, Westchester, Buffalo, and New York City will call for the passage of the recently introduced New York Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA, S4264A) and urging members of Congress to sign on to the THRIVE Agenda.

The rallies are part of a statewide Climate, Jobs, and Justice Action Week, which included more than 50 grassroots lobby visits and will conclude this Friday with a town hall featuring Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY.

Participants are required to wear masks and to practice social distancing.

The event is co-sponsored by Indivisible Mohawk Valley and the Town of Kirkland Democratic Committee.

Indivisible Mohawk Valley can be found online at: https://www.facebook.com/IndivisibleMV/; Town of Kirkland Democratic Committee: http://www.kirklanddemocrats.org/.

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