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Rise Up for Climate Justice rally planned for Niagara Square

Community, religious and environmental groups will kick off the Rise Up for Climate Justice campaign locally with a rally at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 in Niagara Square.

Pre-rally activities will begin at 4. Speakers will include Buffalo Common Council President Darius G. Pridgen.

The rally will be held in conjunction with the appearance of Pope Francis before a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C. Rise Up for Climate Justice intends to advocate a Western New York perspective on global climate change and plans to press for government action on climate issues.