Claire Morgenstern, Online and Social Media Development, NRDC Membership, New York
I’m having a case of movement envy.
This past weekend I marched in NYC’s annual Gay Pride Parade with my friends at GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)—my first time attending Pride since 2005. As we made our way down Fifth Avenue from 40th Street to Washington Square Park and over to Christopher Street, I was blown away by what a difference seven years makes. The parade was bigger, louder and more colorful than I ever remembered.
Here at NRDC we’re in the business of not just taking to the courtroom when we see something wrong, but building powerful movements for change. So I watched with great interest the hoards and hoards of people from every walk of life that lined the streets for miles, cheering and crying and waving their flags, I thought—what’s it’s going to take to create this kind of passion, this kind of transformation in the environmental community? Not to mention this kind of stellar turnout for a parade?
In my book, the gay rights movement and the environmental movement—both causes in which I’ve been very involved since high school—actually have a lot ...
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