More than 60,000 people were excited to see popular bands perform at the Global Citizen music festival in New York City on Saturday night. However, many in the crowd did not provide a warm welcome to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) – who they booed.
The Global Citizen organization attempts to engage people to help end extreme poverty, fight climate change, and rid the world of systemic racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, and economic inequalities.
Tickets to the Global Citizen music festival are provided to individuals who participate in approved acts of activism.
"Keep taking action to push countries to further invest in women and girls, call on world leaders to keep their promises to finance climate solutions for the world’s most vulnerable, get African farmers the support they need to respond to the global food crisis, and much more," the organization's website states. "By taking action, you could also earn a chance to earn some sweet Global Citizen Rewards!"
The organization urges people to support specific campaigns such as End Extreme Poverty NOW, Empower Girls NOW, Take Climate Action NOW, and Break Systemic Barriers NOW.
Despite the progressive agenda of the event in Central Park, the young liberal New York City audience booed Nancy Pelosi as she was introduced to the crowd.
Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas introduced Pelosi, but she was booed by the progressive audience.
Pelosi spoke about carbon pollution and climate change, according to the New York Post.
"As speaker of the house, I am here to thank you for your dazzling advocacy, entrepreneurial thinking, and determination as global citizens," the 82-year-old Pelosi told the unimpressed crowd.
"It's thanks to your help that the United States recently enacted historic climate legislation, which will be a game changer," she continued as the audience became less interested. "It will slash carbon pollution by 40% by 2030, it will give a historic, a historic $370 billion to fight the climate crisis."
The crowd was much more receptive to the musical acts at the festival, including Metallica, Usher, The Jonas Brothers, and Mariah Carey.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen also spoke at the Global Citizen music festival.