The Great March for Climate Action
Join the largest coast-to-coast climate march in American history!
KICKOFF, RALLY, & MARCH
SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST
CLIMATE CHANGE IS PERSONAL!
On Saturday, March 1, at 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. press briefing), join the SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 and its regional partners to help kick off the Great March for Climate Action. Thousands are projected to join the mobilized mass movement starting in the Port of Los Angeles, one of the most fossil-fuel polluted communities in the country, now undergoing fresh threats from tar sands shipping and refining as well as a regional uptick in hydraulic fracturing. Marchers will head toward downtown LA-USC Exposition Park area for the Closing Ceremony, with hundreds continuing 3,000 miles to Washington D.C. to deliver the message that we need immediate legislative and executive action to solve the climate crisis.
We march to demand an economy that prioritizes energy efficiency, conservation and clean renewables, one that institutes rising fees on all use of dirty fuels to offset the significant costs incurred to our health, our climate, and our ecosystems. We march to demand a ban on fracking, elimination of tar sands, a rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all with an emphasis on environmental justice and equal protection for communities of color, working class, and indigenous.
When: Saturday, March 1st
Rally Location: Wilmington Waterfront Park, Wilmington, CA (Los Angeles Harbor — “C” Street)
March A Little Or A Lot – Feel free to march only a little, meet us along the route, or join us for the closing ceremony. The full route is 17.4 miles.
Closing Ceremony: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90007 near Exposition Park
Bring: signs, reusable water bottles, snacks, and cash for food
*Rally participants are encouraged to learn the song: “Do it Now” (http://j.mp/ClimateSong)
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5:45 am – Native American Sunrise Ceremony / 7:00 am – Drums (all are welcome)
8:30 am – Press Briefing
9:00 am – Rally
10:00 am – March Starts
11:00 am to 1:30 pm – Climate Action Fair (at 2.5 miles)*
10:00 am to 6:00/6:30 pm – Great March Duration to Closing Ceremony
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Day One Closing Ceremony at Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90007 near Exposition Park with Semillas Community School (Aztec dancers), Native American drummers, musicians Amy Clarke (Gaia Grove), Jill Jaxx & more bands TBA
*Climate Action Fair: located at Wilmington Athletic Complex, 1650 Figueroa Blvd., Wilmington, CA. For those that would prefer to walk a shorter distance, there will be a stopping point with activities and entertainment at 2.5 miles into the march.
Facebook Event: http://j.mp/ClimateMarchFB
Sign the Community Based Action Letter: “California Decision Makers & Legislative Representatives Take Real Action on Climate Change!” http://j.mp/HearUsCA
WHAT IS THE GREAT MARCH FOR CLIMATE ACTION
The goal of the Great March for Climate Action (ClimateMarch.org) is to change the heart and mind of America and its elected leaders to act NOW to address the climate crisis. This will be the largest coast-to-coast climate march in American history.