Press Release — April 26, 2017

Peoples Climate March Brings Solutions to the Hill on Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2017
Contact: Harrison Beck, harrison.beck@peoplesclimate.org; Lindsay Meiman, Lindsay@350.org


Full Day of Press Conferences and Rallies Connects March to Congress

Washington, DC — During the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, Congress and the White House have dismantled and rolled back key policies that protect Americans’ health, jobs and environment. During this time, the Peoples Climate Movement has been busy building sustainable solutions to address key challenges this country faces at the national and local levels. On Thursday, they will be bringing those policy solutions directly to their representatives at four different events.

PCM Affiliated Media Events on Thursday, April 27th, 2017:

Youth Climate Lawsuit Speak-Out
Who: Our Children’s Trust, 350.org, Earth Guardians, Alliance for Climate Education
When: Thur., April 27th at 9 am EDT
Where: Supreme Court of the United States steps at 1 First St NE
What: Stand and speak-out with the 21 youth plaintiffs heading involved in the “trial of the century,” Juliana vs. U.S., suing the federal government for neglecting to address climate change. Joined by their lawyers, supportive U.S. Senators and others, these youth will share the latest updates on their case, as well as song, fiery speeches and invitations to show your support.

House SEEC Press Conference & Rally
Who: Peoples Climate Movement, SEEC
When: Thursday, April 27th at 9:00 am EDT
Where: House Triangle (East front of the U.S. Capitol near the House steps)
What: Members of the Peoples Climate Movement will join with the House of Representatives Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) for a press conference and rally on Capitol Hill ahead of the March for Climate, Jobs and Justice on Saturday, April 29th. Members of the House SEEC will publicly endorse the upcoming march and PCM representatives will share details about the Pledge for Jobs, Justice and Climate Change before taking part in meetings with their respective members of Congress. Confirmed speakers include Rep. Gerry Connolly, Rep. Paul Tonko, Rep. Jared Polis, Rep. Chellie Pingree, Rep. Matt Cartwright and Rep. Don Beyer.

Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders Launch 100% Clean Energy Bill
When: Thursday, April 27th at 10:30 am EDT
Where: The Senate Swamp, across from the Russell Office Building near Constitution Ave and Delaware Ave NE
What: Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) will join other progressive movement leaders to launch a new 100% clean energy bill at a press conference before the Peoples Climate March on Saturday. The bill, which is being described as one of the most ambitious pieces of climate legislation ever brought before Congress, includes legislation to phase out fossil fuel and transition America to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050.

United for Climate Task Force Press Conference
When: Thursday, April 27th at 1:15 pm EDT
Where: House Triangle at the U.S. Capitol (Grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol’s East Front)
What: Congressman A. Donald McEachin, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will announce the new United for Climate Task Force at a press conference timed ahead of the Peoples Climate March. Leaders from the Peoples Climate Movement, including Mustafa Ali, Ms. Vien Truong, Executive Director of Green for All, and Mark Magaña, Executive Director of GreenLatinos, will join the press conference and share their thoughts on how the Task Force can address the disproportionate environmental impact climate change has on communities of color, low-income families, and other marginalized groups.
Contact: Media interested in attending should RSVP to: jamitress.bowden@mail.house.gov

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