Sunday, January 29, 2017

Event - People’s Climate March 2017: 100 Day Mobilization

This event will take place on April 29th, 2017 in Washington, D.C., cities nationwide and around the world. The People's Climate March in 2017 is being called the 100 Day Mobilization. It is being organized by a coalition of environmental and climate justice organizations (see list at the bottom of this page). These protests are intended to oppose the Trump administration's destructive environmental policies. This is a pivotal time in human history. We have come so far with the signing and coming into force of the Paris Climate Agreement.  This massive step forward is being undermined by the darkness of the Trump administration which is working to dismantle our hard-won progress. We are running out of time and we cannot afford to give up, too much is in the balance.

In the wake of the nomination of Tillerson and Pruitt and the commencement of the war against the EPA we must come to terms with the environmental catastrophe and climate hell that this administration augurs. The Green Market Oracle is a proud partner of the People's Climate Movement. To see the full list of partners click here.

The 100 Day Mobilization may be the most important day of protest in human history. The future of the planet and our children's lives are at stake. Whether or not you have ever protested before this is the time to make your voice heard. Don't wait until it is too late, stand up and be counted, for the sake of this and future generations.

This event will be the culmination of protests that started before Trump was inaugurated. This was followed by the Women's March which was attended by almost 3 million people, making it the largest protest ever. More protests are planned for the first 100 days of the Trump administration. The People's Climate Movement is organizing, "a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements." The Climate March will take place one week after Earth Day which takes place on April 22.

As explained on the Climate Movement site:

Donald Trump’s election is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families. This new administration is attacking the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more.

If the policies he proposed on the campaign trail are implemented, they will destroy our climate, decimate our jobs and livelihoods, and undermine the civil rights and liberties won in many hard fought battles.

It’s up to us to stop that from happening before it starts.

We’re ready to fight back, and we are ready to build a resistance to Trump and Congress’ attacks on our climate, our communities, and our jobs that stand alongside the unprecedented Women’s Marches and other powerful rallies that shook the globe in the hours and days following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the 115th Congress.

On April 29th, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love.

“On April 29th, it’s going to be much clearer to Donald Trump that he won’t drag America or the world backward on climate without the fight of his life,” Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said in a release. “Our planet is in crisis, and voices from around the nation must and will be heard.”

The People’s Climate Movement is a project of dozens of organizations working together to solve the climate crisis. Below is a list of the steering committee members.

Alliance for Climate Education
BlueGreen Alliance
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Community Change
Center for Popular Democracy
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Climate Justice Alliance
The Climate Reality Project
Color of Change
Emerald Cities
Franciscan Action Network
Grassroots Global Justice
Hip Hop Caucus
Indigenous Environmental Network
Labor Network for Sustainability
League of Conservation Voters
Moms Clean Air Force
Natural Resources Defense Council
People’s Action
People’s Collective Arts/Colectivo de Arte Popular
People’s Climate Movement NY
Power Shift Network
Public Citizen
Service Employees International Union
Sierra Club
Union of Concerned Scientists
US Climate Action Network

For more information and to register click here.

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