Press Release — April 25, 2017

Peoples Climate March Will Sit While Surrounding the White House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2017
Contact: Harrison Beck, harrison.beck@peoplesclimate.org


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

Washington, DC — The Peoples Climate March today announced its plan to engage in a sit-in as marchers surround the White House. The April 29th march will begin near the U.S. Capitol and proceed down Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., surround the White House and gather at the Washington Monument for music and art.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., when the march fully surrounds the White House, activists will sit down for 100 seconds to symbolize the first 100 days of the Trump administration. They will rise and resume their march to the Washington Monument.

“On the 100th day of the Trump administration, we are going to show our opposition to the continued attacks on our health, our jobs, our families and our environment by the President and this Congress,” said Paul Getsos, National Coordinator for the Peoples Climate Movement. “On April 29th we will surround the White House and hold that space in a peaceful and unified way to pronounce loud and clear that our movement is growing, that we will resist at every turn and that we’re only becoming more bonded with each assault on our communities. Ultimately, we will force both elected and corporate leaders to transition to a new clean and renewable energy future that creates family sustaining jobs for all Americans.”

The Peoples Climate Movement is a broad based coalition of environmental, immigrant, youth, indigenous, Latino, racial justice, economic justice, and faith-based groups and labor unions demanding an economy and a government that works for working people and the planet.

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