Rise for Climate


Pope Francis asked for “citizen pressure” ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit.





This is big. Really big. Pope Francis just called for urgent collective action to repair the planet, and gave his blessing to ‘citizen pressure groups’ organizing ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in September.1 That means us.

Just before the Summit, we will call for decisive action on climate with actions across the globe and a mass march in San Francisco.

On September 8th, thousands of people will come together in San Francisco where the Summit is taking place, and in towns and cities across the world to demand our local leaders take bold action on climate change and commit to a Fossil Free world. Will you Rise for Climate with us?

At the Vatican Conference last week, Pope Francis made a clear declaration to Catholics and citizens worldwide: it is our duty and our moment to “cooperate in responsibly cultivating and protecting the Earth.”

We will mobilize the weekend before the Summit to show that true climate leadership means nothing less than a fast, fair and just transition to 100% renewable energy that protects communities, creates jobs, and brings an immediate end to new fossil fuel projects.

We’ll be demanding that local and civic leaders take real climate action – and each gathering, however big or small, will help build momentum. Each and every action around the U.S. will help bolster our efforts and show solidarity with communities impacted by the climate crisis.

It’s up to us to make this more than a political flashpoint. Every city has been invited to make a commitment in the lead up to the Summit.2 We must demand and help implement commitments to climate justice in our states, cities, places of worship and neighborhoods.

Together, we will not stop fighting for a just and equitable future. Rise with us on September 8th.

Thanks for all you do,


P.S. – In other breaking news: Ireland just became the first country in the world to commit to divest! Read Bill McKibben’s response to this momentous news. This is what people power can do.

1 – Pope Francis calls for people power ahead of Climate Summit – 350 Press Release

2Cities Urged to Step Up Climate Action and Ambition Ahead of Global Climate Action Summit – GCAS

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