Kerstin Johansson :
METRO EVENT | People’s Climate March at State Capitol on Trump’s 100th Day

By Kerstin Johansson | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2017

Event: Austin People’s Climate March & Rally
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: Texas State Capital, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin
Sponsors: Austin People’s Climate Mobilization, 350 Austin, Public Citizen Texas

AUSTIN — I’m part of the group organizing the Austin People’s Climate March and Rally this Saturday, April 29, 1-3:30 p.m., at the Texas State Capitol.

Our climate and health, all of our communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, and young people, are being seriously threatened.  Our fights are all tied together. That’s why we are planning a huge march to bring our demands to our leaders. We demand: slashed greenhouse gases, a clean energy economy, and climate justice.

People of Central Texas will unite to stand up for our communities and our climate. We will rally and march at the the Texas State Capitol from 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29th.

The event is hosted by Austin People’s Climate Mobilization, 350 Austin, and Public Citizen Texas. Go to our Facebook page here.

The week before the March is Climate Justice Week (see below). Check out our workshops and presentations here.

To volunteer for the March, go here.

To donate to cover March costs, go here.

The following is from a statement by the Austin People’s Climate Mobilization:

Global Warming is no Hoax. It’s Science.

If you agree, march with us on Trump’s 100th day. If you agree, march to tell Trump to stop trashing the climate, the earth. If you agree, march to show you care.

Show you care about the billions of people threatened with food and water shortages. Show you care about the millions of species at risk for extinction. Show you care about oceans rising and flooding millions of homes.

A small march whispers. A large march shouts. Join us to shout we care.

We will use the March’s shouts, energy, and actions to build momentum that will force leaders to face the truth and create a new, just, clean energy world.

Note: Bring a full water bottle, rain or shine. If possible, walk, bike, bus, or carpool to the March.

Schedule: Meet at the south steps of the Texas Capitol.

  • 1 p.m.: Walk among tables and sign petitions, write letters, learn about climate actions, volunteering and supporting the march
  • 1:20 p.m.: Rally with speakers including Mayor Adler, music and more
  • 2 p.m.: March to University of Texas and back
  • 3 p.m.: Head out but continue the movement via upcoming events
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