June 19th commemorates the end of slavery. The day gives us an opportunity to think about how systemic racism and the climate fight are intertwined.
The reading list
- WNYC's Takeaway on Juneteenth
- Wikipedia on Juneteenth
- Tamara Toles O'Laughlin says "If you care about the planet you must dismantle white supremacy."
- why defunding the police is also a climate issue
- Scalawag Magazine on what you need to know about what supremacy
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.
Thanks for listening.