Over the years, the Roundtable has demonstrated effective policy advocacy by bringing our unusual mix of partners together in support of specific common objectives. This month, we have stretched and strengthened some other “muscles”.
We joined the statewide effort to mobilize support for the youth-led climate strikes, and we were pleased with the colorful display of labor banners and t-shirts in the large crowd. Rob Baril, president of SEIU 1199 New England – one of our newest affiliate groups – was the labor speaker.
We also teamed up with the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network and Sierra Club for a press conference and direct action to confront one of the CT-based corporations that owns the last large coal plant in New England without a retirement date.
Our workshop on digital media strategies earlier in the month helped us build new relationships while strengthening the communications capacity of the climate justice movement in preparation for the week of global climate action.
A healthy movement includes a mix of groups that engage in a range of strategies and tactics. We are grateful to be part of the climate justice movement in CT and look forward to continued learning and growing together!