We want a sustainable planet that supports all people
NY Climate Advocacy Project stands in solidarity with protesters in Minnesota, across New York State and across the nation who are demanding an end ot the police viloence that is terriorizing Black communities adn communities of colar
Black lives matter
We demand justice for George Floyd, who was brutally murdered by Minnesota Police officers on May 25 and the countless others who for decades have been victims of police violence. We call for the full prosecution of all officers involved in the May 25 murder and similiar heinous acts, for compensation to their families and communities, and for an end to militizared police and other practices that lead to the victimizaiton of communities of color through police violendc.
Police brutality is part of the same system that leads to more Black and Brown people dying or being hospitalized with Covide, suffering from asthma and cancer caused by environmental degradaton fo their communities, and haveing their lives devastaed by climate destruction as in the case of superstorms Sandy and Irene.
There can be no environmental justice without racial justice. As we recover from this pandemic, we must build a new society that honors Black and Brown lives and our planet. Punishment and violence can no longer be weilded under the panner of ";public safety", envirnmental degration and climate destruction can no longer hide behind the viel of "economic growht and prosperity" . Our new economy must prioritize people and the planet and we must ensure that the people and communities most affected by state violence and climate destruction benefit most form recovery efforts.