Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Live Updates!

On September 8th, over 250,000 people took action for Climate, Jobs, and Justice at 800 global events in 90 countries, including 260+ events in the U.S. across all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with 350 participating partner organizations. See our coverage from throughout the day here, and on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @peoples_climate.

7:12 PM EST

That’s a wrap for today! What an incredible day. Thanks to everyone who came out today to march, rally, register voters, get the word out, and make their voices heard as they #RiseForClimate, Jobs, and Justice across the country.

We sent a loud and clear message to our leaders today – the next step is to hold them accountable.

7:05 PM EST

Want to see more from today? Check out some incredible photos from events around the US here!

6:11 PM EST

Nevada came out in force today!

6:02 PM EST

The action in California wasn’t limited just to the 30,000 people in San Francisco – people came out in force in Los Angeles and San Diego too.

In LA, they’re making sure everyone knows – Environmental justice is racial justice

In San Diego, nurses see first hand the effect that climate change is having on the lives of our people, and they’re taking action.

5:57 PM EST

Not only did the crew in Phoenix come out to Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, but they registered voters while they were at it!

5:43 PM EST

Labor groups, environmental groups, and more braved the rain and took to the streets in Pittsburgh this afternoon

5:00 PM EST

Artist activists are working on breaking another record here in San Francisco – painting the largest street mural ever!


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4:29 PM EST

People are Rising for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in Burlington, Vermont by paddling for the planet on Lake Champlain!

4:23 PM EST

4:16 PM EST

Florida’s interfaith climate coalition is out in full force!

Members of the Seminole Nation performed a traditional water blessing to kickoff the Miami event!


3:57 PM EST

In Atlanta, people are turning out for a panel presentation with community members, activists, and academics followed by a rally!

3:42 PM EST

Over 1,000 people in Portland, Maine are processing through the streets in a Cajun-style funeral parade to protest the pollution killing the local cod and lobster populations.


3:33 PM EST

3:29 PM EST

The count is official: Over 30,000 people in the streets right now in San Francisco, for the largest climate march the west coast has ever seen.

3:11 PM EST

Great crowd showing up in Boston!

2:43 PM EST

Hundreds of people in Tacoma are taking to the streets.

2:17 PM EST

The Festival for Change: Climate, Jobs & Justice in Baltimore featured art, performances, and opportunities to take local action for climate justice. It was a space for celebration and community building as we work to build the New Energy & Economic Future by undoing environmental racism in Baltimore.

2:11 PM EST

Morristown, New Jersey is having a rally at their Town Hall to Rise!


2:00 PM EST 

We have officially stepped off in San Francisco! Follow along as our friends from 350 Livestream the march on Facebook:

1:32 PM EST

A truly powerful day in New Orleans

12:48 PM EST

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, community members are Rising to demand that local leaders update the city’s green building codes to meet the 2008 standard, enact a comprehensive oil & gas ordinance, provide solar energy on all county buildings, commit to a new RPS standard supporting 100% renewable energy supported by a just transition strategy, create a plan to implement the Mayor’s Climate agreement and pass a state rule to enforce leak detection and repair for methane leakage prevention.

12:13 PM EST

In Denver, labor, faith, community, youth, and environmental groups from around the state have come together for a summit consisting of various workshops led by local partners that includes a keynote speaker, storytelling component, and a call to action asking participants to sign up and pledge to vote for climate, jobs, and justice.

12:00 PM EST

We’re live at the press conference to kick off our anchor action in San Francisco! Tune in to hear from the community leaders that power our movement.

11:08 AM EST

More rain, more undaunted people braving it to Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. Shoutout the crew in Indianapolis!

11:03 AM EST

The Chicagoland day of action has begun! They’re starting with a press conference in Chicago and then heading out to the south suburb of Elwood, where partners from throughout the region will hold a rally targeting warehouse owners and local elected officials, highlighting issues related to the area’s temporary low-wage jobs, diesel truck emissions, and nearby detention center.

10:23 AM EST

In Flint, they’re taking a deep dive into the collective strategies that communities can take to begin addressing local issues. The day-long summit will be immediately followed by a fun cultural event at 6:00PM that will be open to the public and will feature music by local musicians, partner-led cultural activities, voter registration, and a voter pledge call to action.

Together, partners in Flint are working to build a well-trained activist base within the climate and environmental justice community that can continue to engage people through 2019 and 2020.

10:17 AM EST

In Philly, over 200 folks are braving the rain to convene all local climate partners to bring a unified message to local legislature about worker justice and emissions reductions from SEPTA.

September 8th – 9:00 AM EST

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice is officially here! With over 250 events across the country today (and hundreds more globally), we’re expecting a powerful day full of people taking action in their communities to demand bold action on climate from local leaders. Stay tuned for updates from across the country all day long, and check out the national press release here!

September 6th – 7:45 PM EST

September 6th – 7:14 PM EST

New York City kicked off Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice with a great march and rally on Thursday. What an exhilarating way to start this weekend! Thank you so much to everyone who turned out to , Jobs, and Justice so far and we’ll see the rest of you across the country throughout this weekend!

September 6th – 6:37 PM EST