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September 8, 2018 San Francisco, CA

Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice California

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We demand Real Climate Leadership, which requires:

  • Environmental, racial, and economic justice for all
  • No new fossil fuel development and a managed decline of existing fossil fuel production
  • A just transition to 100% renewable energy that protects workers, Indigenous peoples and frontline communities — both in these extractive industries and more broadly — and ensures family-sustaining jobs with the right to unionize, that are safe for people and the planet
  • Just and equitable resiliency and recovery efforts led by the communities most impacted;

By acting together, we can end the era of fossil fuels and save the climate we all depend on.

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People on every continent will come together to Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice.

On 8-9 September we will rise together in our neighborhoods to take action, telling the story of the communities we want, and showing governments how to follow our lead. We’ll connect all our local efforts globally to help make an unstoppable wave of people’s climate leadership – from our town halls, to our schools, and places of worship.

We are at a tipping point. 2020 is a threshold for meeting global targets to tackle the climate crisis. We are fast running out of time to act, but meaningful action from national governments has been slow at best.

With climate impacts escalating — we don’t have the luxury to wait to see what bureaucratic negotiations have to offer. We need our local leaders to step up and do everything they can right now to stop the fossil fuel industry and build 100% renewable energy for all.
We believe that the Global Climate Action Summit, being held in California on September 12-14 presents a unique opportunity to pressure local governments and institutions to raise their ambition and do more for climate action. Every city and local leader has been invited to make a commitment around the summit.

We think that it’s an opportunity to set a new bar for climate leadership, drive ambition and close the gap between what justice and science clearly tells us – and the achingly slow action by our national governments, where responsibility can no longer be passed off to national governments and international negotiations.

Our actions won’t stop with this mobilization, we will keep the pressure up on our local, state and national leaders to turn words into deeds for a fossil free world.

Every local leader has a the power, and a moral obligation to do everything they can to stop the fossil fuel industry and build 100% renewable energy for all.

The bar for climate leadership is simple: public, actionable commitments to a fast and fair transition to a fossil free world, powered by 100% renewable energy for all.

We can’t keep powering our lives with dirty fuels from the last century. It’s time to repower our communities with clean, renewable energy from the sun, earth, wind and water.

We need every local government and institution to commit to building 100% renewable energy and blocking new dirty energy projects in their community. Anything less than that is out of line with what science and justice demand.

The Global Climate Action Summit is a gathering of mayors & local governments, business and civil society in San Francisco on September 12-14 2018. Its stated goal is to showcase climate action taking place around the world, and inspire deeper commitments from each other and from national governments. It will be the largest gathering of its kind to take place, and we believe it’s an opportunity to pressure local leaders to step up and do much more to stop the fossil fuel industry and build 100% renewable energy for all.

But this summit needs to be about more than just words. We need communities, cities, regions, governments and businesses, places of worship, to significantly increase their ambitions — and go beyond the Paris agreement, to close the gap left by slow national action. But time is running out, the time for false solutions is over: we need a global, just transition away from fossil fuels and towards 100% renewable energy for all.

Rise is a global moment organized by hundreds of local leaders and dozens of partners. It’s coordinated by a global steering group in conjunction with our global and national partners. You can see the full list of groups involved here.

Every individual action is different, but most are organized by local groups who are leading the way for climate action in their communities. You can host an action in your community and register it on the map above.

If your organization would like to support Rise For Climate, Jobs and Justice, contact the steering group here.

There are many ways your organization can support this mobilization. You could hold an action and register it on the map, help promote the day of action or join as a partner. If you have any questions, get in touch with us here.


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Show list of partners

  • 100 Thousand Poets for Change–Fairfax, CA
  • 350 Bay Area
  • 350 Marin
  • 350riverside
  • 350 San Francisco
  • 350 Santa Barbara
  • 350 Santa Cruz
  • 350 Silicon Valley
  • 350 South Bay Los Angeles
  • 350 Ventura County Climate HUB
  • A Day Without Immigrants
  • AFSCME Council 57
  • AFT 2121
  • Amazon Watch
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance San Francisco
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice
  • Bay Resistance
  • Bay Rising
  • Beacon Presbyterian Fellowship
  • Berkeley Federation of Teachers
  • BlueWave Action
  • Breast Cancer Action
  • Brightline Defense Project
  • CAA
  • California Alliance for Retired Americans
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance
  • California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC)
  • California Nurses Association
  • California Student Sustainability Coalition
  • Cannabis and Climate Change
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Center for Earth Jurisprudence
  • Center on Race, Poverty, & the Environment
  • Chico 350
  • Chinese Progressive Association
  • Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions
  • Citizens Climate Lobby, Alameda County Chapter
  • Citizens Climate Lobby, Chico Chapter
  • Citizens Climate Lobby, Marin Chapter
  • Citizens Climate Lobby, San Mateo County Chapter
  • Citizens Climate Lobby, San Francisco Chapter
  • Citizens Climate Lobby, Santa Cruz
  • Citizens Climate Lobby, Santa Rosa
  • Climate Justice Caucus
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women SF chapter
  • Conscious Elders Network
  • Cool Effect
  • Democratic Socialists of America- SF Chapter
  • Earth Day Film Festival
  • Earth Holder Community
  • East Bay Housing Organizations
  • Ecology Center
  • Elder Activists for Social Justice
  • Elders Climate Action NorCal Chapter
  • Emerald Cities San Francisco Bay Area
  • Emmaus Catholic Community
  • Energy Democracy National Tour
  • Engineers and Scientists of CA, Local 20 IFPTE
  • Environmentalists Against War
  • Environmental Network of United Religious Initiative
  • Filipino Community Center
  • Filosano
  • First Congregational Church of Palo Alto
  • Food Empowerment Project
  • Food First
  • Fossil Free California
  • Freedom Singers: Gonna Take Us All
  • Friends of Alemany Farm
  • Generation Our Climate
  • Golden Gate Audubon Society
  • Grand opening of justice
  • Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund
  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness
  • Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice
  • Green Faith
  • Green Guardians
  • Green Party of California
  • Green Party of Santa Clara County, CA
  • Green Party of Ventura County
  • Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club
  • Healdsburg Peace Project
  • Housing Rights Committee of SF
  • Idle No More SF Bay
  • IFPTE local 21
  • Indian People Organizing for Change (IPOC)
  • Indivisible Marin
  • Indivisible Sausalito
  • Interfaith Power & Light
  • IWW, Bay Area General Membership Branch
  • Jobs With Justice SF
  • Just Transition Alliance
  • Labor for Standing Rock
  • La Colectiva de Mujeres y Day Labor
  • Laney College Professional Development Committee
  • La Voz de los Trabajadores
  • Little Hands Go Green
  • Local 510 Sign Display & Allied Crafts DC 36 IUPAT
  • Mi Familia Vota
  • Mill Valley Community Action Network
  • Mission Economic Development Agency
  • Mothers Out Front
  • Mujeres Unidas y Activas
  • Napa Climate Now
  • National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • Natl. Treasury Employees Union Chapter 295
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • No Coal in Oakland
  • Norcal4OurRevolution
  • NorCal Resilience Network
  • North Bay Jobs with Justice
  • North Bay Organizing Project
  • Northern California Chapter Elders Association
  • Novasutras
  • Oakland Climate Action Coalition
  • Oakland Education Association
  • Occupy Sonoma County
  • Oil Change International
  • Partito EcoAnimalista
  • Partnership for Working Families
  • Patagonia Action Works
  • Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
  • Peralta Federation of Teachers
  • Peoples Climate Movement
  • Planting Justice
  • Plant Powered Planet Protectors
  • PM Press
  • Progressive Democrats of America, SF Chapter
  • Quaker Earthcare Witness
  • Queers for Climate Justice
  • Raging Grannies Action League
  • Rainforest Action Network
  • Refuse Fascism
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for Environmental Action
  • Sacramento Climate Coalition
  • San Francisco Democratic Party
  • San Francisco Insight
  • San Francisco Labor Council
  • San Francisco Rising
  • San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance
  • San Francisco Veg Society
  • San Jose Peace & Justice Center
  • Santa Clara County Democratic Club
  • Santa Cruz Climate Action Network
  • Schools for Climate Action
  • Seeding Sovereignty
  • Senior and Disability Action
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice SF
  • SEIU 1021
  • SF Sangha
  • Sierra Club
  • Sierra Club Marin
  • Sierra Club SF
  • Single Payer Now
  • Soil not Oil
  • Solar Workers Union #1
  • Sonoma County Climate Activist Network (SoCoCAN!)
  • Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock
  • South Bay Progressive Alliance
  • South Beach District 6 Democratic Club of San Francisco
  • Stand.Earth
  • St. Louis Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Sunflower Alliance
  • Sunrise Movement
  • Sustainable Energy & Economy Network
  • Sustainable Rossmoor
  • Sustaining All Life/United to End Racism
  • SustainUS
  • Sustainvest Asset Management
  • Symmetric Energy
  • The ALLIANCE for Independent Workers
  • The Climate Friendly Agriculture Alliance
  • The Cross Pollinators
  • The Determined
  • The Marin Advocate
  • Thrive Street Choir
  • Transition Express Campaign
  • TRINITY-Cannabis, Veganics, Environment
  • Tri-Valley CAREs
  • UAW Local 5810
  • UC-AFT 1474
  • UC Berkeley’s Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC)
  • United National Antiwar Mobilization
  • United Religions Initiative
  • United Teachers of Richmond CTA/NEA
  • University Professional and Technical Employees
  • Weaving Earth
  • Women’s Earth Alliance
  • Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)
  • Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
  • World Stewardship Institute
  • Yolo County Citizens’ Climate Lobby
  • Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice
  • Young Workers United


The march will end at Civic Center Plaza, near San Francisco City Hall. There will be music, and dozens of information tables from the organizations that helped make this march possible. This is a great way to make sure that our impact goes beyond the 1-day march – but that we connect, build, and grow organizations that are doing vital ongoing work.

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