Climate change activists rally in Milwaukee to push funding for eco-friendly initiatives

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Climate change activists rallied to push for funding for eco-friendly initiatives on Sunday, March 21.

The group Wisconsin7 held the rally on day 17 of their fast at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

Their demands are that the state legislatures pass Governor Tony Evers' climate justice initiatives in the 2021-2023 state budget.

The initiative would provide funding for renewable energy and jobs, electrified transportation, clean water, and more.

"We want to make sure that we have our green jobs initiative," Milwaukee Country Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde said. "There's one million dollars to help support green jobs and green job transition." 

Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Bishop Paul Erickson echoed those comments.

"It is possible," Erickson said. "The time to act is now."

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes endorsed the rallies. 

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