PEOPLE’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
AND CLIMATE RALLY
Vermont State House Steps – Montpelier
January 9th, 2020 at Noon
Join Extinction Rebellion Vermont and a coalition of climate justice partners from around the state to rally outside the State House, joining together to offer an alternative State of the State address. Join us at the State House in Montpelier for the
PEOPLE’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS and PAN-DEMONIUM
On January 9th we will gather for a People’s State of the State Address demanding that our elected officials and all Vermonters acknowledge the climate crisis and work to enact emergency measures during the 2020 legislative session to eliminate carbon emissions and promote a just transition to a regenerative economy. We invite all who support bold climate action to join us at the State House at noon on January 9th.
We’ll meet on the State House steps for speakers, songs and chants, calling on all Vermonters to declare a climate emergency. Come with your friends and neighbors to show your support for the implementation of the “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” that scientists say are required to ensure a more sustainable and equitable future.
The People’s State of the State Speakers will include:
front-line people who have been directly and negatively affected by climate change and failed energy decisions
scientists who can tell the truth about the climate crisis we all are facing
activists able to point the way toward what we need to do to minimize damage to the world and its ecosystems and to all life and people everywhere, including right here in Vermont.
The People’s State of the State Rally will be followed by some Pan-Demonium and ruckus raising, to ensure that the Governor Phil Scott is aware that we are here and ready to fight for our future. Bring a pan, a pot, a wooden spoon or other banger for this lively part of the day.
Schedule of events:
12:00-1:00 Statehouse lawn: Rally and People’s State of the State
1:00-2:00 Statehouse Room 11: Warm up and snacks
2:00-3:00 The Governor’s State of the State Address ***People who want seats inside should plan to get there early as seating will be very limited.