Press Conference Videos – June 21, 2017

A coalition of dedicated policymakers, activists, and organizers announced the formation of a Climate Justice Mobilization 2025 working group in Los Angeles, to achieve a carbon-neutral city by 2025 through a WWII-scale effort rooted in a transformative vision of social justice. Watch their brilliant speakers below!

Complete Stream of all Speakers

Speakers included Gloria Arellanes, Tongva elder; Paul Koretz, LA City Councilmember; Naomi Klein, journalist and activist; R. Rex Parris, Mayor of Lancaster, CA; Aura Vasquez, LADWP Commissioner; Russell Greene, Los Angeles Coordinator of The Climate Mobilization; Anthony Rogers-Wright, U.S. Coordinator of the Leap; Lydia Ponce, Co-Director, American Indian Movement Southern California; Martha Dina Arguello, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Bill Gallegos, Executive Director Emeritus, Communities for a Better Environment; Yvette Lopez, Deputy Director, Pacoima Beautiful; RL Miller, Climate Hawks Vote; Steve Wicke, Sierra Club; Jack Eidt, SoCal 350; Joe Galliani, SouthBay 350; Alex Nagy, Food & Water Watch; and Eugene Shirley, Pando Populus.

Paul Koretz, LA Councilmember

LA Councilmember Paul Koretz announces the formation of a Climate Justice Mobilization working group, which will pursue carbon neutrality in Los Angeles by 2025 through a WWII-scale climate mobilization!

Naomi Klein, Journalist & Activist

Journalist/activist Naomi Klein discusses how economic and racial justice and the principles of the Leap Manifesto must be integral to this WWII-scale mobilization.

R. Rex Parris, Lancaster Mayor

Republican Mayor of Lancaster, CA, R. Rex Parris shares his experience rapidly deploying renewable energy to fight the climate emergency in his city.

Russell Greene, The Climate Mobilization

Russell Greene, Advisor to The Climate Mobilization, recounts his successful introduction of an amendment into the 2016 Democratic Party Platform demanding a WWII-scale mobilization to address the climate emergency.

Anthony Rogers-Wright, The Leap

Anthony Rogers Wright of The Leap emphasizes the need for justice, and overcoming greed.

Aura Vasquez, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

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Martha Dina Arguello, Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles

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Bill Gallegos, Communities for a Better Environment

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Joe Galliani, South Bay Los Angeles 350

Joe Galliani challenges all of Los Angeles County to reach carbon neutrality by 2025.

Complete Stream of all Speakers

Speakers included Gloria Arellanes, Tongva elder; Paul Koretz, LA City Councilmember; Naomi Klein, journalist and activist; R. Rex Parris, Mayor of Lancaster, CA; Aura Vasquez, LADWP Commissioner; Russell Greene, Los Angeles Coordinator of The Climate Mobilization; Anthony Rogers-Wright, U.S. Coordinator of the Leap; Lydia Ponce, Co-Director, American Indian Movement Southern California; Martha Dina Arguello, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Bill Gallegos, Executive Director Emeritus, Communities for a Better Environment; Yvette Lopez, Deputy Director, Pacoima Beautiful; RL Miller, Climate Hawks Vote; Steve Wicke, Sierra Club; Jack Eidt, SoCal 350; Joe Galliani, SouthBay 350; Alex Nagy, Food & Water Watch; and Eugene Shirley, Pando Populus.

Paul Koretz, LA Councilmember

LA Councilmember Paul Koretz announces the formation of a Climate Justice Mobilization working group, which will pursue carbon neutrality in Los Angeles by 2025 through a WWII-scale climate mobilization!

Naomi Klein, Journalist & Activist

Journalist/activist Naomi Klein discusses how economic and racial justice and the principles of the Leap Manifesto must be integral to this WWII-scale mobilization.

R. Rex Parris, Lancaster Mayor

Republican Mayor of Lancaster, CA, R. Rex Parris shares his experience rapidly deploying renewable energy to fight the climate emergency in his city.

Russell Greene, The Climate Mobilization

Russell Greene, Advisor to The Climate Mobilization, recounts his successful introduction of an amendment into the 2016 Democratic Party Platform demanding a WWII-scale mobilization to address the climate emergency.

Anthony Rogers-Wright, The Leap

Anthony Rogers Wright of The Leap emphasizes the need for justice, and overcoming greed.

Aura Vasquez, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

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Martha Dina Arguello, Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles

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Bill Gallegos, Communities for a Better Environment

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Joe Galliani, South Bay Los Angeles 350

Joe Galliani challenges all of Los Angeles County to reach carbon neutrality by 2025.