Today, the need to stand up for what we believe in feels greater than ever. With an administration in place that shuns accepted climate science, environmental protections, and so many social justice issues, public demonstrations such as a march are powerful ways to highlight Americans’ resistance to this destructive platform. More than a form of resistance, however, marches can be a vehicle for unity, hope and inspiration that allow us to continue the work of building a better world even as we fight against rollbacks to progress. This is why we feel it is so important to take part in several important, impactful upcoming marches.
On April 22, the March for Science will take place in D.C. and in satellite locations around the country (including St. Paul), to “champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.” The very next weekend, on April 29, the People’s Climate March will rally an intersectional and diverse group committed to climate action to march on Washington, D.C. as well as select cities across the U.S. The PCM is intended to be “about demonstrating the diversity of the climate movement, the diversity that gives us our strength,” as Aura Vasquez from the Center for Popular Democracy frames it. Climate Generation supports both marches and their satellite offshoots, and we’re offering a variety of ways for our supporters and partners to plug in!
We march because:
- We believe in highlighting the urgency of climate change and the essential role that educators and young people play in addressing the issue
- We seek to work in solidarity with the intersectional constituencies being impacted by climate change
- We are appalled by the anti-science and anti-environmental platform of the Trump administration
- We see the value in re-charging our batteries by networking and collaborating with a passionate, creative and dedicated community that envisions an equitable and resilient future for all
There are many ways you can join us in marching for climate action and scientific integrity!
April 29, 2017 People’s Climate Solidarity March, Minneapolis