March details and Logistics
Everything you need to know about April 29th
Trump’s game plan has been to relentlessly attack our communities and shock us into despair.
It hasn’t worked because our people-powered movement is stronger than he is — together, the resistance stopped his attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act and stymied his despicable Muslim ban. Together, we are going to do the same thing to his attacks on our climate, our air, and our water.
Let’s get ready to march! This video will tell you everything you need to know about the Peoples Climate March:
Visit our Week of Action page to see a list of other events the day of the march, including the Sunrise Water Ceremony, Labor Rally, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Meetup (along with many other similar meetups), and the After Party.
Arrive in Washington, DC
Buses begin arriving at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC from across the country.
We will gather in front of the Capitol Building at 3rd and Jefferson SW in contingents that spell out the values we share: justice, truth, democracy, faith and more. No matter what community you’re marching with, or where you’re coming from, there will be a spot for you. Learn more about the lineup.
Kick Off the March
We’ll begin marching up Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House.
We will surround the White House and take powerful collective action to honor the lives at stake and make a loud sound demanding climate justice and good jobs that will drown out all of the climate-denying nonsense that has been coming out of this Administration.
End of March Activities
We will reconvene at the Washington Monument grounds to connect and share the stories that brought us to DC. We’ll hear from the front line of the climate crisis and share solutions rooted in our own communities. There will be music and beautiful art from around the country that powerfully shows our local demands and visions. We’ll even assemble all our individual signs into one collective message of resistance.
Head Home for Ongoing Action
We will wrap up our day together and head back to our local communities, preparing to take action on May 1st in solidarity with workers and immigrants across the country.
Code of Conduct
To encourage the broadest and most diverse involvement possible, to respect our many communities and the important issues we are supporting, to help create a family-friendly mobilization and to help ensure the safety of all participants, we expect everyone taking part in the Peoples Climate March to respect the following agreements:
- We will use no violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.
- We will not destroy or damage property.
- We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
- We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.
- We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.
What to bring
Most importantly, bring everyone you know! Help make this a powerful representation of our resistance in this critical moment!
Bring things that help communicate the message:
- If you plan on attending the Sunrise Water Ceremony, bring a small sample of water from your home; the water will be blended in a copper pail, blessed, and carried in the march.
- Make your own signs and banners and t-shirts (or buy one of ours) and flags – be creative! Sticks and poles are allowed — but please, no sticks with pointy ends or exposed nails/screws.
- Carry signs or banners that let people know where you are from – what organization, what city or state, what country
- Music that does not need amplification is encouraged
Items to bring that will make your day more comfortable:
- Small backpacks and bags are allowed and should be filled with water and snacks! We do not recommend bringing hiking backpacks. You can store bags at Union Station.
- Comfortable shoes
- Layers (the weather in DC can be pretty unpredictable and shift a lot over the course of a day)
- Check the weather a day or two in advance; if it’s going to be a sunny day, bring sunscreen and a hat
- Reusable water bottle (we will have water filling stations throughout the march)
- Bring some light food and drinks…it will be a long day
What not to bring
- Do not weigh yourself down with unnecessary clothing or other items that you will have to carry all day long…travel lightly.
- Any weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon, including pocket knives, multi-tools, mace, scissors, etc.
- Any illegal drugs (while marijuana is legal in DC, the march will be on federal property and national park land, where marijuana is still illegal).
A couple FAQS about what you may bring
Can I bring sticks and poles for my signs, flags, banners and art to the DC Peoples Climate March?
Yes. The Peoples Climate March does not prohibit any sticks or poles and encourages all participants to use any safe materials to speak freely and express our message!
There are no legal restriction on sticks and poles in Washington DC. There are also no stick or pole restrictions by the National Park Service on the areas we will be marching.
In order to keep all participants safe, please avoid any sticks with sharp or pointy ends or any protruding nails or screws.
But the Women’s March said we weren’t allowed to bring…?
The Women’s March created their own guidelines, which are not based on National Park Service or Metropolitan Police Department requirements for a march in DC. The restrictions from the Women’s March are not applicable here.
Those of us organizing the People’s Climate March are dedicated to ensuring that it is an inclusive event! We are taking the following steps in regards to accessibility:
- There will be accessible vans to provide transportation for people who are unable to walk the march route. These vans will be picking up at Madison and 4th St. They are required to be in the back of the march for safety reasons. Participants will be required to provide their own transportation after the march. In order to ensure we have enough space in the vans, please RSVP by April 23rd to firstname.lastname@example.org. A few pedicabs will be contracted with to ride with the march and be available for people in need along the way.
- If you need to sit and watch the march rather than walk, you might want to head to the Navy Memorial or Lafayette Park. The sweeper vans will pass by after and can take you from there to the Washington Monument grounds for the end of March activities.
- There will be hundreds of porta potties, including well over 100 wheelchair-accessible ones, along the route. A map with their exact locations is forthcoming.
- All jumbotrons will provide live Spanish translation for monolingual Spanish speakers and closed captioning for deaf and hard of hearing.
- Accessible seating will be provided by the main stage at the Washington Monument for those who cannot stand for long periods of time or who use mobility assistance devices.
If you require any additional accessibility needs please email email@example.com by April 23rd and we will do our best to accommodate.
Welcome Centers and Rest Spots
A number of businesses and organizations have kindly offered their venues as rest stops for marchers during the Peoples Climate March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice on April 29th, 2017 in Washington, DC. You can see these spots on the following map. This map will be maintained and updated by Generation 180, please feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org with any businesses interested in being a rest station or any questions.
Buses will be parking at RFK Stadium in Lot 8, located at The cost of parking is $65. You can reserve & pay for your bus parking spot in advance through the RFK website here. There is no regular vehicle parking at RFK. If you need to buy Metro Cards for your bus riders in advance, click here.
Out of town cars should consider parking at Metro Stations outside the city that have parking and taking the metro into downtown (map here). Downtown parking is tight, even on the weekends and parking lots are expensive but Metro offers free parking on the weekends!
If you are planning to bike to the march, free and secure bike parking will be provided by Two Wheel Valet at Columbus Circle, directly in front of Union Station. There is additional bike parking for a fee at Union Station just east of the metro exit.
If you are staying in DC and would like to rent a bike to get to the march, check out Capital Bikeshare, which has bikes available for rent all around the city and many convenient pick-up and drop-off locations near the march. The closest stations to the beginning of the march are at 2nd St & Constitution Ave NW, Washington & Independence Ave SW, and 4th St & Madison Dr NW. There are also convenient stations at the end of the march, at 17th St & Independence Ave SW and Jefferson Dr & 14th St SW. See the full Capital Bikeshare station map here.
You can download a map of the Washington DC Metro Station here.
Buses will be parked at the RFK Stadium with the closest metro being Stadium-Armory on the blue/orange/silver line. From Stadium-Armory take any of the trains downtown to Federal Center Southwest metro stop. Walk directly north to join the march line up.
The closest metro stations to the march lineup area are Federal Center SW on the blue/orange/silver lines or Union Station or Judiciary Square on the red line.
The closest metro station to the march’s end at the Washington Monument is Smithsonian on the blue/orange/silver lines.
Consider purchasing your metrocard ($10) in advance so that you don’t have to wait on lines during the day of the march to purchase one! You can find out more about purchasing metro cards here.
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