You are invited! November 15 Webinar: Lessons from Montana and New York: The Impact of the Right to a Healthy Environment

You are invited to a Zoom webinar conversation on Tuesday, November 15 at 12pm with legal experts who can speak to the insights, applications and impact of an environmental rights amendment in Montana and New York and what such an amendment could mean for Maryland. RSVP here. What will you learn? So, what fueled the passage of a constitutional right in these states and what does it take to pass such an amendment now? How is this constitutional right being used to address the environment, environmental justice and climate issues in Montana and now New York? And what potential applications are there to deliver on the vision of a clean and healthy environment in Maryland? One high profile and active example in Montana is the case Held v. Montana where youth plaintiffs are holding the state accountable for its role in promoting use of fossil fuels by invoking their constitutional right to a healthy environment. This trial is set to begin next summer. Who is speaking? Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 12pm for a conversation with  Roger Sullivan, Senior Partner with McGarvey Law, a lead attorney for Held vs. Montana and Rebecca Bratspies, Law Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law and the founding Director of the Center for Urban Environmental Reform. Our moderator for this discussion is Johanna Adashek, Visiting Associate Professor and Environmental Law Fellow at the George Washington University School of Law. You can read more about and from our speakers and moderator below. Judge Rules in Favor of Montana Youth Plaintiffs, Affirms Case Can Proceed to Trial New Yorkers Environmental Rights Are Under Attack Do it for the Kids: Protecting Future Generations from Climate Change Impacts and Future Pandemics in Maryland Using an Environmental Rights Amendment RSVP here to join in the conversation! As always, all RSVPs will receive a link to the recording.  A constitutional right to a healthful environment can help transform the relationship between people and government. Isn’t it about time we had this constitutional right in Maryland? Join us! Nina Beth Cardin, Director Claire Miller, Communications Director Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights  Sent via Action Network, a free online toolset anyone can use to organize. Click here to sign up and get started building an email list and creating online actions today. Action Network is an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes. We encourage responsible activism, and do not support using the platform to take unlawful or other improper action. We do not control or endorse the conduct of users and make no representations of any kind about them.You can unsubscribe or update your email address or change your name and address by changing your subscription preferences here.

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