Much like everything else of any importance in this life, efforts to protect our planet from the damage we’ve done (and continue to do) are currently under attack by the new administration floundering about in the White House.
Thankfully, their opposition refuses to stay silent. Since Inauguration Day, movements have stretched from the worldwide Women’s and Science marches to more localized movements fighting for immigrant rights. Next up is the People’s Climate Movement at the end of the month.
On the 100th day of the new administration, thousands will stand up for everything from our right to safe natural resources to the protection of immigrant and indigenous communities.
Participants in this event will march to (via peoplesclimate.org):
– Advance solutions to the climate crisis rooted in racial, social and economic justice, and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers.
– Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.
– Immediately stop attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people and lands and workers.
– Ensure public funds and investments create good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.
– Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all, not an economy that feeds the machinery of war.
– Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech.
The Climate March continues the week of action, which began with the recent March for Science on Earth Day. The next week will include a variety of rallies, teach-ins, and other public events encouraging supporters to take a stand for the planet and against injustice in all of its forms.
Anyone is welcome to attend the main march in Washington, D.C. If you’re travelling with a group, the official website offers transportation options to save you money–charter buses, public transit, and so on. If you need a place to stay, there are a couple of hotels associated with the march, as well as mass and solidarity housing options.
For more information on march logistics, visit the official website, hyperlinked below.
We resist. We build. We rise.
Bradleigh is a co-founder and content curator for The Sirens Rise with a BA in Media Studies. Her favorite things to do are listen to music, get lost in a book, write for hours, and eat way more chocolate than one human being ever should.