Frequently Asked Questions
About the Peoples Climate Movement
What is the Peoples Climate Movement?
The Peoples Climate Movement is a project of dozens of organizations working together to solve the climate crisis. It started with the historic Peoples Climate March on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in September 2014 when 400,000 people from every walk of life marched through the streets of New York City demanding climate action. You can read more about our history here
About the April 29th Peoples Climate March
Why are you organizing a march, and why on April 29th?
At the end of April, Donald Trump will have been in office for 100 days. We need to mark that day with a massive demonstration that shows that our resistance is not going to wane or fade away.
So far, our resistance has been beautiful — and it’s beautiful because at its heart is a vision of a future that inspires us and gives us hope. It’s a vision that protects our families, our communities, and our climate. Most importantly, it’s a vision that we are building together.
Since inauguration, we’ve seen what people power can achieve: Trumpcare? Withdrawn. Muslim ban? Blocked. Now Trump’s entire fossil fuel agenda is next. Join us on April 29th. Click here to RSVP for the march.
Do you have a Facebook event?
Should I plan on coming to DC, or attend/organize an event in my community?
April 29th is the 100th day of the Trump Administration. We want to put hundreds of thousands of people into the streets of DC and bring our voices to the halls of political power. If you are willing and able to come to DC — please do. You can find out more about how to get to DC on the transportation page. If you can’t make it to DC, find an event near you here.
Are there going to be sister marches around the country?
Absolutely! Click here to see a list of sister marches. If you are able, however, you should make your way to Washington, DC for the main march.
We live in a community that is not within an easy bus ride to DC, should we come anyway?
We hope to have every state and communities across the country represented in DC on the 29th. There are many other events and actions planned during the week — and if you can, we encourage you to join those too, as well as visit your member of congress and meet other people working on climate and justice issues.
When does the march start, and where does it start from?
You can find all the latest information on our march logistics page. The key details, though: we will gather in front of the Capitol Building at 3rd and Jefferson SW at 11am, and start marching at 12:30.
Why are there no famous speakers or celebrities speaking at the Peoples Climate March?
The Peoples Climate March is about showcasing the strength of our people-powered movements. We’ve already seen just how effective people power is against this administration: Trumpcare? Withdrawn. Muslim ban? Blocked. Now Trump’s entire fossil fuel agenda is next, and we believe that the path forward is based in the voice of the people — which is expressed first and foremost through mass protests and mass marches.
Additionally, one of our core principles is to lift up the voices of community leaders, particularly those impacted by climate change. The stories of people organizing on the front-lines of climate change, rank and file union members working on building a new economy and protecting our communities from climate crises, faith leaders, students, youth and other community leaders coming together in one unified movement on April 29th that interconnects all of our struggles and stories is how we believe change happens. We invite elected officials, celebrities, and other famous people to join us as we march on April 29th, and to add their voices as one of many — which many have chosen to do.
Organizational Support and Partnerships
What organizations are involved in planning the march?
The Peoples Climate Movement is led by a steering committee of a few dozen environmental, climate justice, and labor organizations. You can see a full list of the steering committee as well as the hundreds of organizations who are working on the Peoples Climate March on our partners page.
How can my organization get involved?
The Peoples Climate Movement is a project of dozens of organizations working together to solve the climate crisis. You can join the effort by filling out the partner form here.
Volunteering with the March
I want to help make sure the march is a success. How can I get involved?
There are lots of ways to support the march — the first step is to sign up on the volunteer form. Click here to sign up to volunteer, and we’ll follow up with more information!
I want to volunteer at the march. How can I sign up?
Great! The first step is filling out this form. Don’t worry if you don’t live in DC — there are ways for people from all across the country to volunteer the day of the march.
Donating to Support the March
Where can I donate to support the march?
You can donate to the march by clicking here. Thanks for your support! It goes a long way towards making sure that April 29th is as powerful as possible.
Can I send in a donation by mail instead of giving online?
Thanks for your support! It goes a long way towards making sure that April 29th is as powerful as possible. Please mail a check made out to GreenFaith with “PCM” in the memo line to:
101 South Third Ave., #12
Highland Park, NJ 08904
GreenFaith is the fiscal sponsor for the People’s Climate Movement.
Do you have t-shirts or other merchandise?
You can buy official Peoples Climate March tshirts and tote bags here. Thanks for your support! It goes a long way towards making sure that April 29th is as powerful as possible.
My donation shows up as going to GreenFaith. Who is that?
GreenFaith is the financial sponsor of the Peoples Climate Movement, and is processing all of our donations. Rest assured: all of your donation is going to support the march on April 29th.
What’s the difference between the Peoples Climate March and the March for Science?
The election of Donald Trump has sparked an unprecedented outpouring of public mobilization across the United States and around the world. From the Women’s March to rallies against the Muslim Ban, people are finding creative and powerful ways to take action in Washington, D.C. and across the country to resist Trump and fight for the world they want.
Long before the election, the Peoples Climate Movement, a coalition of groups that came together around the first Peoples Climate March in 2014, started planning for a mass mobilization on April 29th focused on themes of climate, jobs and justice. We picked that date because it was the 100th day of the new administration, a good time to look back at what they had done and what needed to happen next.
After the election of Donald Trump, our mission became even more clear. We needed a mass mobilization to stand up against Trump’s attacks on our climate and communities and fight for a new economy that works for people and planet. We held actions across the country during Trump’s first 100 hours, are continuing to mobilize during his first 100 days, and on the 100th day, April 29th, we will demonstrate in D.C. and towns and cities across the country.
This January, alarmed at the attacks on science by this administration and others, a group of scientists called for a March for Science in Washington, D.C. and across the country. They decided to host the march in conjunction with the Earth Day Network on April 22. In Washington, D.C., activities will include a march, rally and teach-in on the Mall.
Both marches are important, and have their own focus — the March for Science is focused on the funding and accessibility of science, while the Peoples Climate March is focused on standing up for social, economic, and climate justice. You can read more about our mission and history here.
Why don’t you just combine the marches?
While climate change is a top issue for many March for Science organizers, the March for Science strives to be non-political. The Peoples Climate Movement, however, believes strongly in the need to call out the politicians who threaten our climate, communities, and jobs, and put forward an alternative vision for an economy that works for people and planet. The Peoples Climate Movement cares deeply about science — but social, economic, and climate justice are the heart of our work.
Ultimately, the two marches complement each other. On April 22, the March for Science will stand up for science and help educate the public (and all of us!) about the threat of climate change. For the next week, we’ll organize actions in our communities and in Washington, D.C. to advocate for climate, jobs and justice. And then on April 29th, the week will culminate in the massive Peoples Climate Mobilization where hundreds of thousands of people will step into the streets together to put forward our own vision that works for our communities and the climate.
Educate, organize, mobilize. It’s a path forward for all of us who care about our communities, climate, and the future we need to build together.
What should I do if I want to attend the March for Science on April 22 and the Peoples Climate March on April 29? The short answer.
Unless you live in Washington, D.C. and can easily attend both, we encourage you to take part in a local March for Science on April 22 and then come to D.C. for the Peoples Climate March on April 29th.
If you can’t make it to D.C. for either, attend a local Science March on the 22nd and help organize a Peoples Climate March on the 29th. If you have the capacity, organizing a week of action or events between the two marches is a great way to keep up momentum!
In some places, people may want to combine the March for Science and the Peoples Climate March into one event. That’s your choice and we encourage everyone to do what you think will work best for your community.
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