350 Philly’s steering committee is thrilled to endorse two Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania’s state legislature, both running against incumbents in the June 2nd primary election: Rick Krajewski—188th Assembly District in West Philadelphia Nikil Saval—1st Senate District, encompassing neighborhoods in South Philly, Center City, and the River Wards In a time of enormous health and economic crises … Continue reading Let’s Elect Green New Deal Champions to the PA Legislature!
Thanks to everyone who joined Tuesday's conversation about A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal! It was a great conversation with lots of ideas and energy.We wanted to share the recording of this online discussion along with some additional information, and to let you know about a follow-up event: You can … Continue reading A Planet to Win Book Event, and Next Steps
Senator Bernie Sanders is taking on our climate crisis by fighting for a comprehensive Green New Deal. In order to ensure a habitable planet for ourselves and our descendants, we must transition to renewable energy at an urgent pace. Bernie’s GND plan calls for using 100% renewable energy for electricity, buildings, transportation by 2030--and reducing … Continue reading 350 Philly Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Philly Strikes Back—Philadelphia’s latest Youth Climate Strike, on December 6—offered quite a sight. About 1,500 young people and allies came together on Thomas Paine Plaza, just across from City Hall, and then joined in a march through Center City calling for climate justice. Part of a wave of events across the nation, the strike event … Continue reading Students know the link between Environmental Justice and Climate Justice
On November 5th, let’s elect a champion for a Green New Deal to join Philadelphia City Council! 350Philly is excited to join many allies in endorsing Kendra Brooks for City Council at Large. Kendra is a working class organizer, activist, and coalition builder who lives in the Nicetown community. She is running on the Working … Continue reading 350 Philly Endorses Kendra Brooks for City Council
On Friday, September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and around the world to demand transformative action to address the climate emergency. This intergenerational event has grown out of the inspiring student strikes initiated in Sweden last year. 350 Philly, along … Continue reading 350 Philly Joins the Climate Strike!
Last month, nearly 100 people showed up for a hearing about The Sustainability of PGW. Who were they? People concerned about the climate crisis, renewable energy advocates, environmental justice advocates, economic justice advocates. They included experts from academic institutions, renowned research centers, and representatives from the City and PGW. They had all waited months for … Continue reading Transforming PGW into a Municipal Utility for the Next Century
Two Philadelphians—Joe Cox and Meenal Raval—spoke this week against our own municipal utility’s desires to extend their customer base for fracked gas by developing an LNG facility. You can learn more at 350philly.org/NoLNG. Watch, and/or read testimony below. Joe Cox, candidate for City Council At Large Good morning! I’m Meenal Raval. And I’m here today to … Continue reading Testimony at May 2, 2019 session of City Council
Primary elections are coming up on Tuesday, May 21! Here in Philadelphia, registered Democrats and Republicans have a chance to select candidates for City Council, Mayor, and other important races. Philadelphians can vote for five at-large candidates for City Council, in addition to a candidate to represent their own district. Since Philly is so heavily … Continue reading Endorsements for May 21st Primary Election in Philadelphia
350 Philly's Meenal Raval spoke this week against our own municipal utility’s desires to extend their customer base for fracked gas by developing an LNG facility. You can learn more at 350philly.org/NoLNG. Watch, and/or read testimony offered by Meenal Raval. Hello. My name is Meenal Raval. Here today speaking on bill number 181063, known as PGW’s … Continue reading Testimony at April 11, 2019 session of City Council