Sister Karen Burke made a statement at the public hearing in Mineola on February 15, 2019 in support of the Climate and Community Protection Act. She presented the moral underpinnings for such action and received an enthusiastic ovation from those present.
Long Island came out in force at the Long Island Mobilization for Senate Climate Hearings. Among those present were LICC, Renew,The Elmont Cultural Center, Muslims For Progress, Communication Workers of America, Local 1108, Our Climate, Nassau Hiking and Outdoor Club, Nassau County Democratic Socialists of America, Suffolk Student Climate Action Committee, Suffolk County Democratic Socialists of America, Renewable Energy Long Island, Humanists of Long Island, Adopt A House Ethical Humanist Society of LI ,All Our Energy Long Island, Jobs with Justice, Sierra Club New York’s 2nd District Democrats, , Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY Sunrise LI. A f thank you to the leadership of Senator Todd Kaminskym Assemblyman Steve Englebrightm and the New York State Senate on moving the Climate and Community Protection Act forward in 2019.