"I was one of the people who said there’s nothing to be done about climate change. Then the students I ended up working with gave me hope. We lobby in Albany and our work intersects with climate change. A lot of our constituents are low-income communities of color drastically affected by climate change. We’re marching to put the power back in the hands of the people. We can’t wait for the government to act. We have to act. We’re working to transition New York City to 100 percent renewable energy. Carbon free, nuke free. After the march is over, we need to do three things. One: Stay connected, as there will be a lot of new networks and people will continue organizing. Two: Take individual action by investing in renewable energy – we can’t wait for society, we are society. Three: We need comprehensive campaign finance reform. To be a successful movement, the climate movement has to be a pro-democracy movement. People have to take the power."