Major U.S. Climate March Planned For April 29

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017 No Comments
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In the wake of last weekend’s Women’s Marches, activists have announced a “People’s Climate March,” which will take place on April 29 in Washington, D.C., and across the country.

The effort is being organized by a coalition formed out of 2014’s People’s Climate March, which brought over 400,000 people to the streets of New York City and many more around the world.

According to a press release from the coalition, the march comes in response to the “widespread outrage against President Trump’s disastrous anti-climate agenda.” The coalition comprises green and environmental justice groups, labor unions, faith groups, students, indigenous peoples, and civil rights groups.

“As Trump’s corrupt cabinet presents a dark and divisive vision for our world, we envision a world powered by renewable energy with an economy that works for all of us,” comments Jamie Henn, strategic communications director for 350.org. “For too long, a small few have exploited people and planet all in the name of profit. Now, we all must come together to fight for the world we know is possible.”

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, adds, “On April 29, it’s going to be much clearer to Donald Trump that he won’t drag America or the world backwards on climate without the fight of his life. Our planet is in crisis, and voices from around the nation must and will be heard.”

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