(From our friends at Franciscan Action Network)
In 2014, we stormed the streets of New York City for the largest climate march in history. 50 days from now, we'll take that message to the streets of Washington, D.C. Join us in our nation's capitol on April 29th for the People's Climate March as we gather together to make our voices heard. Sign up here to attend!
If you are not able to make it to Washington for the March, you can still be part of the action by participating in one of many sister marches taking place across the country. Visit the People's Climate March website to find a march near you.
Additionally, the weeks leading up to April 29 will be full of faith events sponsored by the Franciscan Action Network and partner organizations.
- We're kicking off things off with Global Catholic Climate Movement's #Mercy2Earth Initiative (Register Here). A webinar on March 15 will introduce viewers to the initiative, leading into a Lenten Fast for Climate Justice on World Water Day, March 22. For additional events and more information, please contact Christina Leano.
- Franciscan Action Network, Climate Reality Project, and Interfaith Power and Light will sponsor a Catholics of Color Climate Justice Training on March 25 at Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church in Washington, D.C. (Register Here). For more information, please contact Chiara Klein.
- If you are traveling to Washington D.C., we strongly encourage you to make the most of your time by meeting with your Senators and Representative on Friday, April 28th. For those interested, Catholic Climate Covenant will offer anadvocacy training session on Friday morning, April 28th (Register Here). Even if you can't make the training in person, register using the link and you will be sent a recording.
- To get your energy up for lots of walking and chanting, come out to thePeople's Climate March Potluck on Friday evening before the march, April 28at the Stuart Center, in Washington, D.C. Bring your friends, bring a dish, and meet some fellow marchers. For more information and to RSVP, please contactJason Miller.
- There will be a mass on Saturday morning, April 29 at 9am, at St. Dominic Church, in Washington, D.C. Come pray with us for the transformation of hearts and minds as we prepare to demonstrate peaceful resistance.
When the oppressors come for any of us, all of us will rise up in solidarity because all of our fights - from refugee rights to Indigenous sovereignty to climate justice - are connected. 50 days from now, join us as we take this message back to the streets of DC.
We will see you on the streets of DC at noon on April 29th for the People's Climate March!