On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, the Peoples Climate Movement will be protesting in the streets of Washington, D.C. to show the world and its leaders that attacks on people, our communities and our planet will not be tolerated.
History in Action: The People’s Climate Movement
The election of Donald Trump has sparked an unprecedented outpouring of public mobilization across the United States and around the world. From the history-making Women’s March to rallies against the Muslim Ban, people are finding creative and powerful ways to take action in Washington, D.C. and across the world to resist Trump and fight for the world they want.
On September 21, 2014 the Peoples Climate Movement, a coalition of groups that came together around the historic Peoples Climate March of 2014, convened on the eve of the UN Climate Summit. As heads of state from around the world gathered, 400,000 people from every walk of life marched through the streets of New York City demanding bold and urgent action of the global climate crisis.
That march — and the months of organizing that lead up to it — helped to re-boot the climate movement in this country, and laid the foundation for the growth of the Peoples Climate Movement.
Winds of Change: After the Election
Since the inauguration, we’ve all witnessed what people in protest can achieve: Trumpcare? Withdrawn. Muslim ban? Blocked. Now Trump’s entire fossil fuel agenda is next.
Long before the election, the Peoples Climate Movement started planning for a mass mobilization on April 29th focused on themes of climate, jobs and justice. The choice of that date marks a momentous occasion: the 100th day of Trump’s new administration, a good time to look back at what our new leadership has accomplished in its first days in office, and what needs to happen next.
After Trump’s election, PCM’s mission became even clearer. They needed a mass mobilization to stand up against Trump’s attacks on climate and communities and fight for a new economy that works for both people and planet. To make their voices heard, the People’s Climate Movement organized actions across the country during Trump’s first 100 hours in office, and are continuing to mobilize during his first 100 days. This month, on the 100th day of his office on April 29th, thousands of protesters will mark that occasion with a massive demonstration in Washington, D.C. and cities across the U.S., making it clear that the resistance is not going to fade away.
So far, the PCM resistance has been beautiful — and it’s beautiful because at its heart is a vision of a future that inspires us and gives us hope. It’s a vision that protects our families, our communities, and our climate. Most importantly, it’s a vision that we are building together.
Stand up with Conscious Living on the Peoples Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. Join the Movement!
The March: Mobilizing the Community
The Peoples Climate March believes true change can happen through mass protects that showcase the strength of people and their stories, that interconnect common struggles and victories. As such, one of the PCM’s core principles is to lift up the voices of diverse community leaders, particularly those impacted by climate change.
Drawing from many traditions and philosophies, the Peoples Climate Movement is comprised project of over 50 organizations working together to solve the climate crisis and address the growing pollution of our air and water, while also assuring the creation of good jobs in our communities. From people organizing on the front-lines of climate justice, rank and file union members working on building a new economy and protecting their communities from climate crises, faith leaders, students, youth and other community leaders, people from all walks of life will come together in one unified movement on April 29th. All are invited to participate – from elected officials, celebrities, and every day people fighting on the front lines of the social justice, faith-based, education, labor, LGBT and artists communities to join us as they march on April 29th, and to add their voices as one of many. A list of the steering committee members, and a full list of the partners of the Peoples Climate Movement can be found here.
The truth is, everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone. Help the People’s Climate Movement demonstrate its power and resistance at the gates of the White House. Help them demand action and bring solutions to the climate crisis and to the problems that affect our communities and threaten peace.
Join the Week of Action – From Truth to Justice: Earth Day to May Day 2017
Though the People’s Climate Movement is focused on an April 29th mass mobilization march for climate, jobs, and justice, they also recognize that this moment offers an opportunity for so much more than just a single day in the streets. After the march, the protest will continue with a Week of Action for climate, jobs, and justice in Washington, DC. The week of action will feature more diverse voices for change across a diverse array of activities, from community yoga, art and sacred water ceremonies to legislative action days. Join the Week of Action – check out the full schedule for the week here.
For more information on the People’s Climate march, find out how to get involved and sign up for updates here: http://www.peoplesclimate.org/
If you need help getting to DC, click here: http://peoplesclimate.org/transportation/
If you can’t make it to DC, join one of 200 sister marches across the United States: http://www.peoplesclimate.org/sister-marches
For answers to common questions, visit: http://peoplesclimate.org/faqs/