NC NAACP and “Climate Justice”

HEHClimate needs justice, ya’ll.

It was an all-star line-up event that includes celebrities like Moby and Natasha Bedingfield.

And no one heard anything about it. Heh.

Included in the entertainment line-up was Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, of course.

Who is paying for this, by the way?

Via Press Release:

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II to Join to Top Faith Leaders, Musicians, and Climate Justice
Activists at ‘Moral Action on Climate Justice’ Rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On September 24, as Pope Francis addresses Congress, tens of thousands of citizens representing an unprecedented coalition of activitsts of all creeds, colors and faiths, will join together to rally on the National Mall. DC’s only free, un-ticketed public event for the Pope will demand that our leaders #FollowFrancis and take bold action for climate justice.

An all-star lineup of religious leaders, musicians, and climate justice activists including Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, Dolores Huerta, Victoria Justice and others will be at the rally. Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Paul, Victoria Justice and others will participate in a special performance of “ Love Song to the Earth,” a new anthem which captures the spirit of climate action. The recently released song united Friends of the Earth U.S., the UN Foundation, Natasha Bedingfield, Paul McCartney and a host of artists and performers to raise awareness about the threats of climate change, and to inspire action by world leaders before the international climate talks in Paris. The artists, producers and directors of the Love Song project  —as well as Apple —  are donating their respective proceeds to Friends of the Earth U.S. and the United Nations Foundation.

About the Event 

Rally for Moral Action on Climate Justice 

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 7:30AM to 12:30PM

WHERE:  National Mall between 3rd and 7th Street, Press Tent – 3rd & Madison, NW

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, 
Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church and Architect of Moral Monday
 Songwriter and Musician

Eric Paslay, Country Music Singer and Songwriter

Sean Paul, Singer and Songwriter

Natasha Bedingfield, Singer and Songwriter

Christina Grimmie,  Singer and Songwriter

Victoria Justice, Actress and Singer

Toby Gad, Producer and Songwriter

Q’orianka Kilcher, Actress, Singer

Religious Convocation (Rev. Richard Cizik, New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good // Rev. Jim Ball, Creation Care // Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College // Rev. Mitch Hescox, The Evangelical Environmental Network // Dimitrios Antokas, Greek Orthodox Church of St.George // Rev. Gerald Durley, Providence Missionary Baptist Church)

The Most Reverend Pedro Jimeno Barreto, Archbishop of Huancayo and delegate of CELAM (Episcopal Conference of LA) for the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network REPAM

Rev. Mitch Hescox, The Evangelical Environmental Network

Patrick Carrolan, Franciscan Action Network

Rev. Sally Bingham, President of Interfaith Power and Light

Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE

Aliya Haq, Special Projects Director Climate and Clean Air Program,NRDC

Jay Winter Nightwolf, registered member in good standing of the Echota Cherokee Nation of Alabama

Donnel “Trip” Van Noppen, President of Earthjustice

Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International

Alden Meyer, Director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists

Kenneth Berlin, President and CEO of the Climate Reality Project

Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation for Grassroots Organizing, Co-founder United Farm Workers

Kaya Banton, Chester Environmental Justice

Destiny Watford, Free Your Voice

Michael Brune, Excecutive Director of the Sierra Club

Lydia Camarillo, Vice President of Southwest Voter Registration Education Project.
Greg Moore, Executive Director of NAACP National Voter Fund

Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters

The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies, leader in the Washington Interfaith Network

Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow at the UN Foundation

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus

John R. Seydell III, Trustee Elect, Turner Foundation

Lucia Grenna, Managing Director, Connect4Climate, World Bank

Blanca Juti, Chief Brand Officer, Rovio

Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace

Dominique Hazzard and Brenda Sanders, Black Lives Matter

Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network

Dennis Hayes, Board Chair, Earth Day Network

Erich Pica, President, Friends of the Earth

Rachel Lamb, Young Evangelicals Climate Action

Sister Simone Campbell, ‘Nuns on the Bus’

Bob Inglis, Former Congressman

Jose Aguto, Friends Committee on National Legislation

Rio Tazewell, Campaign Coordinator, PFAW

Aijen Po, Philadelphia women walking

Larry Kopald, Founder and President of The Carbon Underground

Fred Tutman, Patuxent River Keeper

Ruth Tyson, Chesapeake Climate

Gustavo Torres, Executive Director CASA

Paul Berry (MC)

Chevy Chase (MC)


Looks like Rev. Barber was touting this event as his own, when in fact, it wasn’t.

 All-star group sings ‘Love Song to the Earth’ at DC climate rally, draws 199,800 fewer than expected

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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