JOIN US IN HARRISBURG ON 1/27 & 1/28

Pennsylvania’s constitution contains an environmental rights amendment, Article 1, Section 27. Since its adoption in 1971, legislators and governors have largely ignored it.

It’s time for that to change.

The IPCC report on climate change released earlier this month is dire. We have 12 years left to address climate change. Meanwhile, industries continue to pollute Pennsylvania’s communities in myriad ways.

The Better Path Coalition invites you to join us in Harrisburg for two days of actions and events calling on our governor and legislators to uphold Article 1, Section 27 by taking aggressive action on climate change and the environmental destruction that has plagued out state for decades.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27th, 2:30 p.m.

OPPORTUNITY AND OBLIGATION: ARTICLE 1, SECTION 27, 

PENNSYLVANIA'S GREEN AMENDMENT

St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral, 221 North Front Street

MONDAY, JANUARY 28th, 11:30 a.m.

TEAM LORAX RALLY AND PETITION DELIVERY

Main Rotunda

Don't miss this panel discussion on our environmental rights amendment featuring:


Franklin Kury, former PA State Representative and author of Article 1, Section 27


Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and author of the book. The Green Amendment


Jordan Yeager, partner at Curtin & Heefner whose legal arguments concerning Art. I, Sec. 27 resulted in the landmark Act 13 ruling that breathed life into the amendment


Anthony Ingraffea, Dwight C. Baum Professor Emeritus, Cornell University 


Pouné Saberi, President of the Board of Directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Philadelphia


Ashton Clatterbuck, Sunrise Movement organizer


Karen Feridun, Better Path Coalition

Franklin Kury and Maya van Rossum will sign copies of their books after the discussion. Everyone is invited to walk to the Capitol steps for a short candlelight vigil.

January 27th, 2:30 p.m.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral
221 N. Front Street, Harrisburg

Find details & reserve seats here >>

Join us in the Main Rotunda at 11:30 on 1/28 for a rally before we head to Governor Wolf's office with children dressed as the Lorax to deliver our petition and a copy of The Lorax. From there, we'll split into teams to deliver petitions and books to every PA legislator. We'll reconvene in the cafeteria at 2:00 for snacks and a brief discussion of how things went! We're providing Lorax costumes for the children, so please make sure to use the link below asap to let us know they'll be there. We'll contact you for information we'll need to get costumes assembled and assign everyone to teams. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the rally and the deliveries. Please use the same form to let us know you'll be there!

January 28th, 11:30 a.m.
Main Rotunda, PA Capitol Building

Sign up for Team Lorax >>

Here are more ways to get involved!

  1. Circulate a paper petition in your community! 

  2. Sign and share the online version of our petition right now!

  3. DONATE to help us purchase copies of The Lorax to deliver to every state legislator and Governor Wolf. Your donations will also help us purchase materials to make Lorax costumes for the children who will deliver the petitions and books, as well as other campaign expenses. 

  4. Print, Pose, and Post a Selfie! We've created signs with the text of Article 1, Section 27 you can download to use in a selfie we'll use to promote the campaign on social media and include on a banner we'll use in Harrisburg. Email them to betterpathpa@gmail.com.

  5. Organizations, sponsor our two-days of action! 

  6. Become a member of the Better Path Coalition!

Questions? Contact us at betterpathpa@gmail.com    

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