The Peoples Climate Movement used two key strategies to demand bold action on climate change: mass mobilization and movement alignment. We believe that by mobilizing massive numbers of people on the ground; finding alignment with partners under the banner of climate, jobs, and justice; and lifting up our core priorities of economic and racial justice, we can build the power required to win real and lasting climate policy on the federal, state, and local level.
Since 2014, and the history-making Peoples Climate March, we hit the streets across the country and around the world with hundreds of thousands of climate-minded folks – first-timers and veteran activists, alike. We coordinated massive events, like the National Day of Action in 2015, that transformed the energy of the march into real palpable action and helped build the foundation of a broad-based climate movement from coast to coast. We’ve responded to the rapidly changing political moment swiftly and strategically, leading the charge to Resist, Build, and Rise at the 100 Days Mobilization in the Spring of 2017. The three-month action brought young people, union workers, faith leaders, and thousands more to the nation’s capital to demand climate, jobs, and justice and to remind the world that the rallying cry that united us four years ago still rings true today: to change everything, we need everyone.
In 2018, we led the efforts to Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, with over 30,000 people taking to the streets of San Francisco to send a message to leaders ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit, and tens of thousands taking action at more at 250+ events across the country.
In total, PCM has moved nearly one million people into action. We built a broader climate movement of environmental justice groups, people of faith, labor unions, immigrants, communities of color, and young people all aligned to advance a climate action platform rooted in economic and racial justice. We also helped states make significant policy gains and laid the groundwork for the Green New Deal.
Although on hiatus, we still believe that the only way to build the future we want for climate, jobs, and justice is to build power from the ground up.
Below are links to more information about our vision, our platform, and our organizational principles.