On September 23, the United Nations (UN) will meet in New York City for the UN Climate Summit. Leaders from around the world have been invited to attend the Summit with the goal of setting meaningful, action-oriented solutions to fight climate change. In advance of the Summit, the League is participating in the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21. The March will bring together citizens from across the country and around the world from different backgrounds all with an interest in elevating the conversation around climate change.
The People’s Climate March has the potential to be the largest rally on climate change in history, making it even larger than the “Forward on Climate” rally held in Washington, D.C. in 2013. The number of people attending the event will prove to leaders around the world that there is strong support for moving ahead with meaningful action to fight climate change.
Over 850 organizations will gather just north of Columbus Circle in New York City and begin marching at 11:30 am on September 21. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs, banners, and flags containing positive messages regarding the need to move forward in the fight for climate change. Attendees are also encouraged to wear t-shirts displaying the name of their organization or locality where they are from. A full page of logistical information including an overview of the march route is available.
The League’s efforts to move the issue of climate change to the forefront of the Obama Administration’s agenda started with over 3,000 grassroots letter to the White House in support of action to combat climate change. The League also launched a successful print ad campaign in the Honolulu Star Advertiser to encourage the President to take action. Currently, the League is supporting the Obama Administrations Climate Action plan by submitting comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) groundbreaking regulations to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
The League is excited to be a part of this historic event. League supporters wishing to attend the March can find resources for arranging for transportation on buses or trains that are being arranged by attendees from around the country. If you cannot attend in person, some satellite events are also being organized. You can also follow news and information leading up to and live from the event on social media using the hashtag #PeoplesClimate.
Sign-up to attend the People's Climate March or find out more about how you can get involved!