Saturday 29th, 2 p.m. East Av Boat Ramp — People’s Climate March and Rally
(half-mile walk to Wayne Park, East 6th St. & East Av.)
Join as we march in solidarity with People’s Climate marches in Washington DC and cities around the world.
March starts at East Avenue Boat Ramp at 2 pm. We will pass Erie Coke Plant (long history of toxic emissions) and end at Wayne Park for a rally with speakers/music until 4 pm. The speakers will address the Trump administration’s dismantling of federal regulations and agencies that have been protecting the environment and the health of our families and future generations. Please bring family, friends and signs!
Pre-March beach cleanup near the boat ramp at 1 pm; you’re welcome and encouraged to join in.
Co-sponsors: Erie Benedictines for Peace, Benedictines Sisters of Erie, Sisters of Mercy,
Sisters of St. Joseph, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie, S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie, Solar Revolution Erie.
Endorsed by the Lake Erie Group, PA Chapter of the Sierra Club
“On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Washington DC to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.
“We will come together from across the United States to strengthen our movement. We will demonstrate our power and resistance at the gates of the White House. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis, the problems that affect our communities and the threats to peace to our leaders in Congress to demand action.
“… the Peoples Climate Movement on Saturday, April 29th …[will] march to:
* Advance solutions to the climate crisis rooted in racial, social and economic justice, and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers.
* Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.
* Immediately stop attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people and lands and workers.
* Ensure public funds and investments create good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.
* Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all, not an economy that feeds the machinery of war.
* Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech.”