October 10 — Rally to Kick Coal and Oil Out of Los Angeles

10/10/10: Communities from all over Los Angeles Unite to Break Our City’s Dependence on Coal and Oil

(Los Angeles, CA) – On October 10, people across the planet will join together for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, the world’s largest day of action to fight the climate crisis.  Globally, there are 3,427 events scheduled in 165 countries.  In Los Angeles, hundreds of community members from all parts of the city will rally at City Hall to break our city’s reliance on coal and oil.

Coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Utah deliver dirty, dangerous, and increasingly expensive power to Los Angeles.  Locally, oil refineries poison the Los Angeles air, harming local residents while making climate change worse. These same coal and oil companies take the money we pay for our power and use it to fight public health, safety and environmental standards at City Hall, the State Capitol, and in Washington D.C.  Community members will gather on 10/10/10 to collectively say “Enough is enough.”

Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and others are supporting the 10/10/10 Global Work Party coordinated by the international climate campaign 350.org and 10:10 Global. Photos and video from thousands of simultaneous events across the planet will also be available for the media at 350.org/media.

Who: Hundreds of residents from all parts of Los Angeles, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Green LA Coalition, LANE, KPFK Community Advisory Board, Coalition for Clean Air, Communities for a Better Environment, California Student Sustainability Coalition, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and more.

What: Attendees will rally as part of a 7-mile street closure to hear speakers, take action with participating organizations, and take a group photo with a large banner in front of Los Angeles City Hall that reads “LA SAYS NO TO COAL AND OIL”.

Where: 1st Street, between Main and N. Spring St, Downtown Los Angeles. http://bit.ly/aGIUOZ

When: 12:30pm-2pm

Visuals: Hundreds will join together for a photo in front of Los Angeles City Hall with a large banner that reads “LA SAYS NO TO COAL AND OIL”.

For more information on the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, please visit the 350.org media room: 350.org/media.  For more information about CicLaVia, visit http://ciclavia.wordpress.com/

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