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Event Report

Rally & March for the Climate

Buffalo, NY

November 3, 2007

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The following politician(s) sent a representative/statement of support for this event:
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Rep. Louise Slaughter

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Rep. Brian Higgins

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By:David Kowalski

We gathered at the Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural Site and took the Green Finger pledge to vote for the environment in 2008. We marched to the McKinley Monument carrying banners and signs while shouting spirited chants about the cause. Climate activists and politicians met and presented informative talks. A NY State Senator issued a proclamation from the Governor: November 3, 2007 is Climate Action Day in New York State!

In addition to the U.S. Congressional leaders pictured above, NY State and local leaders provided strong support for our cause through their attendance and speeches. Leaders present included NY Senator Antoine Thompson, ranking member of the State Environmental Committee, State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. Alice Kryzan, an environmental lawyer active in stopping new coal power, spoke and announced her candidacy for the U.S. Congress!

Local leaders from the Western NY Climate Action Coalition, Wind Action Group, Sierra Club, Citizens Regional Transit Corporation presented informative and inspiring talks.

It was a star-studded, action-packed and highly informative event held in historic areas of the city of Buffalo!

See photos and videos, and a link to a detailed report, below.

By:David Kowalski

Citizens met at the Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural Site for talks by invited speakers, and then marched to McKinley Monument.

Gathering at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site (photo by Janet Kowalski)
Step It Up!
March to McKinley Monument, 1
March to McKinley Monument, 2
March to McKinley Monument, 3

By:David Kowalski

The long line of marchers made their way to McKinley Monument, assembled, and listened to talks presented by climate activists and politicians.

March to McKinley Monument, 4
Group photo at McKinley Monument
Listening to the talks.
NY State Senator Antoine Thompson issues a proclamation from the Governor: Nov.3, 2007 is Climate Action Day in New York State!
Copy of the proclamation.

By:David Kowalski

An enlarged letter calling for U.S. Senator Schumer to Step It Up was displayed, and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown paid a surprise visit.

Step It Up Senator Schumer!
Faces in the crowd attentively listening to the speeches.
Mayor Byron Brown steps it up by announcing inclusion of a full-time environmental position in the next city budget! (photo by Joan Sanford).