People's Climate March

On April 29, 2017, join the fight for climate, jobs and our communities with hundreds of thousands of other who are just as passionate about preserving our earth. Led by a steering committee of 25 cross-disciplinary organizations, the People's Climate March seeks to send the current administration a strong message on the following nine-point platform: 

  • Directly and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas and toxic pollution to successfully combat climate change and improve public health
  • Mandate a transition to an equitable and sustainable New Energy and Economic Future that limits the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels
  • Provide a Just Transition for communities and workers negatively impacted by the shift to a New Energy and Economic Future that includes targeted economic opportunity and provides stable income, health care, and education
  • Demand that every job pays a wage of at least $15 an hour, protects workers, and provides a good standard of living, pathways out of poverty, and a right to organize
  • Ensure that investments are targeted to create pathways for low-income people and people of color to access good jobs and improve the lives of communities of color, indigenous peoples, low-income people, small farmers, women, and workers.
  • Make bold investments in the resilience of states, cities, tribes, and communities that are threatened by climate change; including massive investments in infrastructure systems from water, transportation, and solid waste to the electrical grid and safe, green building and increasing energy efficiency that will also create millions of jobs in the public and private sector
  • Reinvest in a domestic industrial base that drives towards an equitable and sustainable New Energy and Economic Future, and fight back against the corporate trade-induced global race to the bottom
  • Market- and policy-based mechanisms must protect human rights and critical, native ecosystems and reduce pollution at source

For more information about the steering committee and the march, please visit: https://peoplesclimate.org/

Faith in Place will be providing bus transportation to Washington D.C. for the march for the weekend of April 28-30, 2017. For more on FIP travel and logistics, please visit: https://www.faithinplace.org/events/climate-march-washington-dc