We resist.
We build.
We rise.

 April 29th 2017
 Washington DC
 March for climate, justice, and jobs

Join the March

Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.

Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People's Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone.

Why we’re marching

There is no denying it: Donald Trump’s election is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families.

This new administration is attacking the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, the struggles for justice and peace, and more.

If the policies he proposed on the campaign trail are implemented, they will destroy our climate, decimate our jobs and livelihoods, and undermine the civil rights and liberties won in many hard fought battles.

It’s up to us to stop that from happening before it starts.

Our fights are tied together, and we will only succeed together. That’s why, from now through the first 100 days and beyond, we are taking action and standing up for everything and everyone we love — and we are calling on everyone to join us on April 29th; for a massive march to bring our demands to the streets of Washington, D.C.

We’re ready to fight back, and we are ready to build a resistance to Trump and Congress’ attacks on our climate, our communities, and our jobs that stands alongside the unprecedented Women’s Marches and other powerful rallies that shook the globe in the hours and days following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the 115th Congress.

On April 29th, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities, the people we love, and for peace.

In 2014, we said that it takes everyone to change everything. Now, with everything at stake, everyone has a part to play.

People’s Climate Platform
  • Directly and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas and toxic pollution to successfully combat climate change and improve public health
  • Mandate a transition to an equitable and sustainable New Energy and Economic Future that limits the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels
  • Provide a Just Transition for communities and workers negatively impacted by the shift to a New Energy and Economic Future that includes targeted economic opportunity and provides stable income, health care, and education
  • Demand that every job pays a wage of at least $15 an hour, protects workers, and provides a good standard of living, pathways out of poverty, and a right to organize
  • Ensure that in the New Energy and Economic Future, investments are targeted to create pathways for low-income people and people of color to access good jobs and improve the lives of communities of color, indigenous peoples, low-income people, small farmers, women, and workers.
  • Make bold investments in the resilience of states, cities, tribes, and communities that are threatened by climate change; including massive investments in infrastructure systems from water, transportation, and solid waste to the electrical grid and safe, green building and increasing energy efficiency that will also create millions of jobs in the public and private sector
  • Reinvest in a domestic industrial base that drives towards an equitable and sustainable New Energy and Economic Future, and fight back against the corporate trade-induced global race to the bottom
  • Market and policy based mechanisms must protect human rights and critical, native ecosystems and reduce pollution at source

Join us on April 29th

FAQ

What is your platform?

There are nine points to the People’s Climate platform that were developed over the last year. They are:

  • Directly and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas and toxic pollution to successfully combat climate change and improve public health
  • Mandate a transition to an equitable and sustainable New Energy and Economic Future that limits the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels
  • Provide a Just Transition for communities and workers negatively impacted by the shift to a New Energy and Economic Future that includes targeted economic opportunity and provides stable income, health care, and education
  • Demand that every job pays a wage of at least $15 an hour, protects workers, and provides a good standard of living, pathways out of poverty, and a right to organize
  • Ensure that investments are targeted to create pathways for low-income people and people of color to access good jobs and improve the lives of communities of color, indigenous peoples, low-income people, small farmers, women, and workers.
  • Make bold investments in the resilience of states, cities, tribes, and communities that are threatened by climate change; including massive investments in infrastructure systems from water, transportation, and solid waste to the electrical grid and safe, green building and increasing energy efficiency that will also create millions of jobs in the public and private sector
  • Reinvest in a domestic industrial base that drives towards an equitable and sustainable New Energy and Economic Future, and fight back against the corporate trade-induced global race to the bottom
  • Market- and policy-based mechanisms must protect human rights and critical, native ecosystems and reduce pollution at source

Why are you going to DC on April 29th?

Make no mistake, the new administration is attacking the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and others.

That is why, throughout the first 100 days in office, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29 in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization that will unite our movements. Each and every day, grounded in our unified resistance, we will advance our vision of what we as a nation need to donow to build a future that achieves justice for people and preserves our planet. To change everything, we need everyone. We resist. We build. We rise.

How can I get to DC? Do you have transportation resources?

We will have transportation options — such as shared buses, carpools, and train deals — available soon. For now, mark the date on your calendar and start thinking about who you want to march with this April!

How can my organization get involved?

The People’s Climate Movement is a project of dozens of organizations working together to solve the climate crisis. This work is guided by a steering committee of 25 organizations, and supported by hundreds of other partner organizations.

Your organization can join the effort by becoming a partner by filling out this form →

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2014 People’s Climate March in New York City.

About the People’s Climate Movement

On September 21, 2014 the People’s Climate Movement organized the historic People’s Climate March on the eve of the UN Climate Summit. As heads of state from around the world gathered, 400,000 people from every walk of life marched through the streets of New York City demanding bold and urgent action of the global climate crisis.

That march — and the months of organizing that lead up to it — helped to re-boot the climate movement in this country, and laid the foundation for the growth of the People’s Climate Movement.

More about the People’s Climate Movement

Steering Committee

The People’s Climate Movement is a project of dozens of organizations working together to solve the climate crisis. Below is a list of the steering committee members, and a full list of the partners of the People’s Climate Movement can be found here.

  • 32BJ SEIU
  • 350.org
  • 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
  • Alliance for Climate Education
  • Amalgamated Transit Union
  • BlueGreen Alliance
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Center for Community Change
  • Center for Popular Democracy
  • Chesapeake Climate Action Network
  • Chispa
  • Climate Justice Alliance
  • The Climate Reality Project
  • Color of Change
  • Communications Workers of America
  • Emerald Cities
  • EMPOWER
  • Engage Virginia
  • Franciscan Action Network
  • Grassroots Global Justice
  • GreenFaith
  • GreenLatinos
  • Green For All
  • Hip Hop Caucus
  • Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Labor Network for Sustainability
  • Leadership Forum for Environmental Justice
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Maryland Working Families
  • Moms Clean Air Force
  • NAACP
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • NextGen Climate
  • People’s Action
  • People’s Collective Arts/Colectivo de Arte Popular
  • People’s Climate Movement NY
  • Power Shift Network
  • Public Citizen
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Sierra Club
  • Sojourners
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • UPROSE
  • US Climate Action Network

 

If your organization would like to join the effort to force the next administration to make tackling climate change a top priority, click here.

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