NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Dozens of Norfolk want to send messages of thanks to Mayor Kenny Alexander for his recent commitment to join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

The rally comes 10 days after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would exit the Paris Climate Agreement.

"This shortsighted and destructive move jeopardizes the credibility of the United States with the rest of the world," the organizers of Norfolk rally wrote in a press release.

The event is organized by the League of Conservation Voters with the help of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club.