Press Release — April 21, 2017

Peoples Climate March ‘Truth to Justice’ Week of Action Kicks Off this Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2017
Contact: Harrison Beck, harrison.beck@peoplesclimate.org


Peoples Climate March Begins Near U.S. Capitol on Saturday, April 29

Washington, DC — The Peoples Climate March announced its Week of Action beginning this Saturday. The Peoples Climate March for Climate, Jobs and Justice will be on April 29th, the 100th day of the Trump administration.  The week’s theme is “From Truth to Justice,” and kicks off with the March for Science, a powerful declaration of the value of truth, and ends with the Beyond the Moment National Day of Action, an historic effort in the battle for equal justice for immigrants and people of color.

“At the end of the first 100 days of the Trump administration, our movement is getting stronger by the day,” said Paul Getsos, National Coordinator at the Peoples Climate Movement. “Over the next ten days hundreds of thousands of people will be in the streets around the country and the world. Our actions will start by lifting up the importance of fact based scientific inquiry and practice and then build towards massive shows of power in the streets linking issues which matter to almost every American, action on climate change, ensuring our economy works for everyone and not just the 1 percent. Its justice for everyone who lives in our country – no matter who you are or where you came from.”

Below are a sampling of the week’s events.  For the full list of events, visit www.peopleclimate.org/weekofaction.

Monday
Climate & Culture: Art Meets Action

Tuesday
100% Clean Energy Bill Launch with Senators Sanders and Merkley
People’s Action Direct Action at White House

Wednesday
Addressing Our Climate and Jobs Crises (Panel Discussion)

Thursday
SEEC/PCM Rally and Lobby Day at the Capitol

Friday
City Hall Lobby Day
It Takes Roots Direct Action
Youth Convening
Indigenous Led Water Ceremony
DC Premiere of Third Industrial Revolution
Defenders of Democracy Art Build
Reception for Labor Event
Art Build at Patagonia

Saturday
Peoples Climate March

Sunday
Candidate Training with PCM Partner Organizations

Monday
Beyond the Moment National Day of Action

For a full list of events, look here: https://peoplesclimate.org/week-of-action/.

For a full list of faith based events, look here: https://faith.peoplesclimate.org/associated-faith-events/.

“The People’s Climate Movement, will not only be in the streets this week, but also in the halls of power talking to our elected leaders, in church basements and union halls engaged in strategic conversations about how we move to a just renewable and clean energy economy, and ensuring that our government protects and provides opportunities for every American,” said Getsos.

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