Join the Peoples Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.
Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone.
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March Details and Logistics
Everything you need to know about April 29th
See the march schedule and route map, find out how to get to the march and what to bring, read our code of conduct and more.
Why we’re marching
On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Washington D.C. to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.
We will come together from across the United States to strengthen our movement. We will demonstrate our power and resistance at the gates of the White House. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis, the problems that affect our communities and the threats to peace to our leaders in Congress to demand action.
We invite you to join the Peoples Climate Movement on Saturday, April 29th as we march to:
- Advance solutions to the climate crisis rooted in racial, social and economic justice, and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers.
- Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.
- Immediately stop attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people and lands and workers.
- Ensure public funds and investments create good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.
- Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all, not an economy that feeds the machinery of war.
- Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech.
March with us on April 29th as we come together to resist and march for our families, our communities and our planet.
Getting to the March
The march will be taking place on the mall, beginning near the Capitol and ending near the Washington Monument — both highly accessible by public transit.
In general, taking mass transit is highly advised. Parking will be very limited, as there will likely be road closures throughout the area that may impact accessibility.
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Week of Action
From Truth to Justice: Earth Day to May Day 2017
While we’re focused on our April 29th mass mobilization March for Climate, Jobs and Justice, we also recognize that this moment offers an opportunity for so much more than just one day in the streets. That is why we have been building towards a Week of Action for Climate, Jobs and Justice in Washington, DC.
Answers to commonly asked questions.
What is your platform?
There are nine points to the Peoples 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 Peoples 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!
About the Peoples Climate Movement
On September 21, 2014 the Peoples Climate Movement organized the historic Peoples 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 Peoples Climate Movement.
2014 Peoples Climate March in New York City.
The Peoples Climate Movement is a project of over 50 organizations working together to solve the climate crisis and address the growing pollution of our air and water, while also assuring the creation of good jobs in our communities. Below is a list of the steering committee members, and a full list of the partners of the Peoples Climate Movement can be found here.
- 32BJ SEIU
- 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
- Alliance for Climate Education
- Amalgamated Transit Union
- The American Federation of Government Employees, Council 238
- American Federation of Teachers
- American Postal Workers Union
- The B Team
- BlueGreen Alliance
- Center for Biological Diversity
- Center for Community Change
- Center for Popular Democracy
- Chesapeake Climate Action Network
- Climate Justice Alliance
- Climate Nexus
- The Climate Reality Project
- Color of Change
- Communications Workers of America
- Emerald Cities
- Engage Virginia
- Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change
- Franciscan Action Network
- Grassroots Global Justice
- Green For All
- Hip Hop Caucus
- Indigenous Environmental Network
- Labor Network for Sustainability
- League of Conservation Voters
- Maryland Working Families
- Moms Clean Air Force
- Native Organizers Alliance
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- NextGen Climate
- Our Revolution
- People’s Action
- People’s Collective Arts/Colectivo de Arte Popular
- People’s Climate Movement NY
- Power Shift Network
- Public Citizen
- Resource Generation
- Service Employees International Union
- Sierra Club
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- US Climate Action Network
- Win Without War
If your organization would like to join the effort to force the next administration to make tackling climate change a top priority, click here.