Thursday, October 15, 2015

People's Climate Movement Demands Bold Action

On October 14th the People's Climate Movement showed the breadth and diversity of the movement for climate justice, sending a message to the US government as it prepares to go to Paris for the UN Climate negotiations in November. In announcing the nationwide protests held this Wednesday, the People's Climate March wrote: The People’s Climate March on Sept. 21, 2014 signaled to both U.S. and global leaders that large numbers of people in the United States cared about the climate crisis. Not only was the march the largest action on climate in history, but we successfully changed the notion that climate change was just an environmental issue. The march made it clear that this is also a social and economic justice struggle. Building off of the energy and success of the march, the People’s Climate Movement was formed to continue to build on that energy and excitement and expand across the country. This fall, front-line communities impacted by the environmental crisis and climate change, are joining with workers, people of faith, students, immigrants, racial, climate and economic justice activists and other community members, to call for bold action on climate at the local, national and global levels. As you can see from the tweets below, they achieved their goals.


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