Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 30, 2017

Over 150,000 People in D.C. Demand Taking Action on Climate Change

Sierra Club News Release

MORE THAN 150,000 PEOPLE TAKE TO THE STREETS OF WASHINGTON, DC DEMANDING CLIMATE ACTION

Today’s March is Only the Beginning of the Fight to Stop Trump’s Failure to Act on Climate

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Washington, DC
— Today, more than 150,000 people took to the streets of Washington, DC for the Peoples Climate March, joined by thousands more marching in cities and towns across the country.

The Peoples Climate March is led by a groundbreaking coalition of frontline communities, faith leaders, labor activists, civil rights champions, and climate justice advocates. Together, we are demanding commonsense protections for the air we breathe, the water we drink and the health of the vulnerable communities who have the most to lose under Donald Trump’s administration.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“The sight of more than 150,000 people taking to the streets of Washington, DC, not to mention the thousands more in cities and towns across the country, displays the true power of the climate movement. We cannot nor will not be stopped. We will speak out, we will take to the streets, and we will win.

“Donald Trump can try to stick his head in the sand when it comes to protecting our clean air and water all he wants, but that will never drown out the millions of voices across the country demanding action.”


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