Thursday, April 27, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: People's Climate March, April 29

THE PEOPLES' CLIMATE MARCH that is occurring this Saturday, April 29, is not the first time the march has been held.

The first march in 2014 was staged in New York City and attracted 400,000 people. It has grown each year since.

This year, in the context of the Trump Administration’s climate change denying and a Congress controlled by the right-wing and the influence of the oil industry has grown even more than in the past. Trump appointed the CEO of Exxon, Rex Tillerson, as Secretary of State, and Scott Pruitt, a climate denier, heads the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has sued over a dozen times. it is clear we all must both protect the gains made in recent years, even if those have been limited gains, while we articulate and demand initiatives to move our nation to a new, clean energy economy.

"We won’t surrender our children’s future to fossil fuel profits without a fight," said Rhea Suh, National Resources Defense Council president.

This is a moment to bring the range of progressive social change movements together, say the organizers. Pushing back against the Trump agenda and at the same time pushing forward on our vision of a clean, safe world where the rights of all people are protected and expanded means we all must work together.

The main march will be in Washington D.C., Click here for details.
Sister marches will be held throughout the United States and the rest of the globe. To find a People's Climate March near you, click here.