BOSTON (WHDH) - A group of activists advocating for climate justice are calling on Gov. Maura Healey to lead the fight against climate change.
Marching through the State House on Wednesday, a crowd of adults and children met with Gov. Healey to deliver a letter with more than 3,000 signatures, asking her administration to lead the fight for change in climate policy.
“We think the stars have aligned – we have a constellation of amazing climate leaders and we really wanted to be here today to support them,” said Elena Fagotto of Mothers Out Front.
Also showing support, other organizations said the fight for climate justice is even more prominent in under-funded communities.
“You cannot speak about climate without talking about poverty, without talking about racism, militarism, and everything that goes along with needing clean air,” said Savina Martin of the Massachusetts Poor People Campaign.
The group thanked Healey for her work so far during her time as attorney general, but the governor says there is still a lot of work ahead.
“We look forward to working in partnership with you so we grow the movement, the advocacy, the understanding, the empathy for this imperative of addressing our climate challenges,” Healey told the groups.
Earlier this month, Healey signed an executive order naming the state’s first climate chief. She also created an Office of Climate Innovation and Resilience.
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