Climate change rally in Albany calls for immediate action from officials

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Local climate groups and organizations held a rally in Albany Saturday.The rally stood in solidarity of the COP26 Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

The march started in Albany’s South End and people walked to the Federal O’Brien building at Clinton Avenue and North Pearl Street. The rally highlighted the need for urgent action to be taken in order to fight climate change.

Merton D. Simpson is the Co-Chair of Sheridan Hollow Alliance of Renewable Energy, as well as an Albany County Legislature. He says we need immediate action if we are to sustain a future for younger generations.

"People have to demand that our elected representatives do what’s necessary to sustain our planet," said Simpson, "We only have one planet. This is not a question of local politics or particular state versus state. This is the question of what is going to be the future for our children."

The rally emphasized that people need to reach out to their elected officials to demand immediate action for communities in the Capital Region to actively address climate change.