At 12 Noon on Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action.
When: Sunday, February 17th, at 12 Noon
Where: The National Mall, Washington D.C.
Who: 350.org, The Sierra Club and the Hip-Hop Caucus
Why: To tell Barack Obama it’s time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
- Maine Contingent Pre-Rally MeetUp: Many Mainers are traveling to DC by bus (see below) or under their own steam. Anyone wanting to meet up with the larger groups from Maine is invited to join 350 Maine, student groups, Sierra Club Maine and others at the state of Maine plaque at the World War II Memorial (see a map here).The closest METRO station is the Smithsonian. We’ll meet their between 11 am and 11:30 with plans to leave sharply thereafter to make the short walk to rally before noon.
- Ways to Be Involved From Wherever You Are This Weekend: Not everyone can be in DC, but that doesn’t mean you can be part of the action. 350.org has put together this package of actions you can participate in. Sierra Club also has a listing of solidarity actions, but you can always just start you’re own.
- Events on Saturday (the night before the rally):
—Volunteer Training (details | signup)
–Climate Chaos Guerrilla Drive-In: 7:00PM at the center of Stanton Park on Capitol Hill for a quick fun-filled, family-friendly, free event that will turn the heat up for action on climate (details)
Buses to DC (Please note: There may still be seats available — and more buses scheduled — but you must contact Sierra Club Maine immediately (follow link below) to reserve your seat or create conditions where buses could be added. Deadline set is 3:00 pm Thursday 2/14):
For more information about rides, housing and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit http://forwardonclimate.org
Just over a year ago, 15,000 people surrounded the White House — and President Obama listened, delaying the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is our best chance to show the President how strong this movement has become since then — sign up to attend today.
Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home – and the American people get it.
The first step to putting our country on the path to addressing the climate crisis is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. His legacy as president will rest squarely on his response, resolve, and leadership in solving the climate crisis.