Elected officials join activists for New City climate strikePosted: Updated:
Lawmakers were among dozens of people who gathered to protest in Rockland County on the final day of a week-long global climate strike.
State Sen. David Carlucci, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski and County Legislator Harriet Cornell joined climate activists in New City to speak out against climate change and other environmental crises.
The strike was just one of the many that took place across the country this week and comes on the heels of the millions who protested in New York City and around the world last week.
While climate change is a global crisis, activists in New City say their message is directly related to the Hudson Valley. They want to make sure their community is equipped to meet the recently passed climate legislation by New York state.
"New York state just passed very ambitious climate legislation, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. We wanted to make sure Rockland is on track and making progress toward meeting those long-term goals," said activist Lorien Barlow.