Saturday, March 11, 2017

People's Climate March is April 29

Join us at the People’s Climate March!

The People’s Climate March will be on April 29th in Washington, DC, as well as at Sister Marches around the country. One hundred days into the new administration, this march was planned before the election – no matter who won – to underscore how important the climate change conversation is. With the current administration, it is even more important to raise our voices to this issue. The House has already introduced a bill to terminate the EPA on December 31, 2018 (HR 861). For those of us who remember the days before the EPA, it was not a pretty picture. A recent article in the New York Times reminds us of what it was like in New York City.

The plans for the March continue to evolve. The organizers continue to work on the march route with the National Park Service. Plan for the march to start around 11am-noon and end around 4-5pm. There may be a prayer vigil beforehand for faith-based participants.

Why march? This march is about climate action, intersecting with economic and racial justice. We want a clean, renewable energy future, and a build-up of our infrastructure to create a green economy. We want good jobs. We want to stop global warming.

So plan to come to Washington, or find a Sister March near you. There is a lot of information on the Peoples Climate Movement website. If you register, you will be notified as more information is available. If you are interested in the organizing happening in the faith-based community, be sure to visit the Faith Contingent hub. There you can join the faith listserv for updates, as well as sign up for the bi-weekly Monday webinars, 5:30pm eastern, and listen to previous calls.

We would love to hear your plans for the March, so that, if possible, we can connect Presbyterians in the same regions. We hope to see you at the March!

Sue Smith, Vice Moderator

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