Monday, April 25

Washington, DC

Co₂nsequences: Global Climate Rally!


Where are we headed and what can we do to change course? 

To conclude Earth Month, the Global Progressive Caucus and the Environmental and Climate Crisis Council co-host a global rally, highlighting our climate emergency and what we must do to address it effectively.

Hear from an inspiring roster of elected officials, NGO leaders, climate change experts, organizers, and Democrats Abroad members who will draw attention to the consequences we face and the urgent action we must take now.

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Washington DC 12:00 - 1:30pm
London, UK 5:00 - 6:30pm
Vienna, AT 6:00 - 7:30pm
Nairobi, Kenya 7:00 - 8:30pm
Mumbai, IN 9:30pm - 11:00pm

Be sure to check out our Earth Month Toolkit.

Sign the National Climate Emergency Petition.

Confirmed Speakers:

McKibben_Nancy_Battaglia_2009_web.jpg Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is an author, educator, and environmentalist, who helped found, the first global grassroots climate campaign, and who has recently helped found Third Act, to build a progressive organizing movement for people over the age of 60.

Michelle Deatrick
Michelle Deatrick is the Chair and founder of the Democratic National Committee’s Environment and Climate Crisis Council. A writer, environmental activist, politician, and farmer, Michelle Regalado Deatrick lives in Michigan, where she is a technical editor and, with her family, cares for an 80-acre farm and restored native prairie. She is deeply engaged in social, environmental, and climate justice issues ranging from fighting against dangerous pipelines and for workers’ rights in her community, to advocating for bold climate legislation nationally.  

Colette Pichon Battle
Colette Pichon Battle is a generational native of Bayou Liberty, Louisiana. As founder and Co-Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP), she develops programming focused on equitable disaster recovery, global migration, community economic development, climate justice, and energy democracy.

Andreas Beckmann

As Regional CEO of WWF Central and Eastern Europe, Andreas Beckmann is responsible for leading and coordinating the efforts of WWF, the global conservation organization, to ensure a living planet for nature and people in and from the Central and Southeastern
Europe. „WWF-CEE” seeks to preserve the „Green Heart of Europe“, including globally important forests, wetlands, and wildlife, and promote long-term sustainable local development. The organization currently employs ca 180 staff working from WWF-Romania, -
Bulgaria, -Hungary, -Slovakia, and -Ukraine as well as in the Czech Republic and Moldova

Karishma Mehrotra

Karishma Mehrotra is an Indian-American journalist and academic living in India, currently on a Fulbright research project studying India's 2020 migrant crisis and digital work. She has previously worked at the Indian Express, Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Boston Globe, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her words have also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, Quartz, and the World Bank. Karishma's aim is to bridge the gap between academic, creative, and journalistic writing.


Aaron Fishbone

Based in Bratislava Slovakia, Aaron Fishbone is the Director of Policy for GreenWay, the largest provider of electric vehicle charging solutions in Central & Eastern Europe. He is an expert in the policy dimensions of the transition to electric vehicles and a decarbonized, renewable-based energy system and works in many roles to make this happen quickly - as the Chair of the Communications Committee of the European EV charging industry association ChargeUp Europe, a member of the Platform for Electro-Mobility co-founder of the Central & Eastern European Green Transport Initiative, host of the industry podcast Electric Avenue Podcast. During the 2020 election cycle he was the global comms director of DA. He's overjoyed to be returning for a DA event on this topic! 

Dan and Deb LoCascio

Dan LoCascio, aka Danny Chicago, is an award-winning musician, photographer, author, and radio show host.

Deb LoCascio is an acclaimed music educator whose frequent duets with Dan raise his music to a new level. They live together in Vienna.

David S. Miller

David S. Miller is the co-founder and CEO of Ambient Carbon, which is developing MEPS (Methane Eradication Photochemical System). MEPS will safely and economically eradicate low concentration (non-flammable) methane from cow and pig barns, slurry tanks, coal mine shafts (including abandoned mines), water treatment plants, etc. David gives climate change presentations as part of the Climate Reality Project. Originally from New Jersey and living in Denmark since 1981, he is the founder and former chair of Democrats Abroad Denmark.

David's 15-minute TEDx talk "Solving the Climate Crisis" about removing carbon dioxide from the ambient air:

Ross Tatum

Ross Tatum will be performing Starving to Death in Midtown Written by Mindi Dickstein. Holding Master's degrees in acting and directing, Ross has had a long career in theater as well as TV.  He also taught acting and directed main stage productions at the "Fame" School; LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and performing arts in NYC.

Mindi Dickstein

Award-winning lyricist, librettist, and playwright, Mindy holds such credits as lyricist for the Broadway musical production of "Little Women" as well as the book for "Toy Story": Disney's animated musical. She is a professor at NYU Tisch.

 Bruce Murray

Bruce Murray is Chair of the Democrats Abroad Global Progressive Caucus. He is a semi-retired professor at the University of Illinois and is currently teaching a course on EU and US Climate Change Mitigation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Bruce also is a proud member of the Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps.


Anthony Akerman

Anthony Akerman is a native Californian now residing in England with over 25 years of Global Supply Chain Logistics experience. Anthony has worked to reduce the footprint, waste, and emissions of a multitude of Multinational corporations. In 2020, Anthony joined Maersk to work with one of their FMCG clients and the world's largest food manufacturing driving decarbonization in the supply chain. Outside of his employment, he is also on the steering committee for the US Democrats Abroad Climate Crisis Caucus and is a staunch campaigner in the fight against climate change.


Reg Hudson

Reg Hudson is a musician, artist, and record producer who has a long career in music. Together with his band „The Hudson's People“, and many other artists he was always using his music to address important topics in order to relate a message to his audience. With his recent track “Expand Your Mind” he wants to raise awareness of climate change, therefore leaving the world of pure entertainment and using his music as a voice to make people think and understand that it is time to act.



Monday, April 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Time


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