On Saturday, April 29th, the 100th day of the Trump Administration, St. Louis will gather together in solidarity with the People’s Climate Movement to show our local and national leaders that we are ready to stand up for our communities and fight back against the Trump Administration’s climate agenda. Our local platform can be found here:
When and Where
When: April 29th, 2017, 12pm
Where: LOCATION CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE VETERAN’S MARCH:
Because of a potentially conflicting march that morning, we are now rallying at Serra Sculpture park at 12pm, then doing a loop up Chestnut to the Old Courthouse and back down Market to Serra Sculpture park.
Serra Sculpture Park is at 98 N 11th St. It spans the block between 11th and 10th streets and Chestnut and Market streets.
Stage will be set up closest to the intersection of Chestnut and St. 10th St.
Thanks in advance for understanding and sorry for any confusion…please spread the word about this location change.
Map of the route. The green pinpoint is where we will be rallying at 12pm. The actual march will start sometime shortly after 1pm.
Email [email protected] to add your organization as a co-sponsor or to volunteer.
- St. Louis City Treasurer O. Tishaura Jones
- Jean Ponzi, Volunteer Producer/Host KDHX Earthworms
- Sylvester Brown, Sweet Potato Project
- 6th Ward Alderman Christine Ingrassia
- Dawn Chapman, Just Moms STL
- Missouri State Senator Maria Chapelle-Nadal
- Show Me 15
- Jim Duncan, historian, educator, biologist, who will be doing a traditional Osage blessing
- How should I get there?
- Serra Sculpture is closest to the 8th and Pine Metrolink stop. Because there will be a Cardinals game that day (Game Time 1:15) and it’s more eco-friendly, we are strongly encouraging riding the metrolink. If that’s not an option for you, here are some nearby parking garages for which you can reserve spots ahead of time through parkme.com. There should also be metered street parking accessible not too far away.
- Will there be t-shirts sold at the event?
- Possibly! We are working on this.
- Is this the same thing as the March for Science?
- No, the March for Science will occur on April 22. Our march will occur on the 100th day of the Trump Administration, April 29th.
- Why didn’t you join forces with the March for Science?
- This was a decision that was made at the national level. Our understanding is that the March for Science is more focused on science funding and is non-political, while our march is focused on climate change and environmental and social justice.
- What is the march’s platform?
- Firstly, we are marching in support of the People’s Climate National Platform, which you can find below.
- We are also developing our own local platform, to be released by April 17th.
- Here is the national platform.
- Directly and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas and toxic pollution to successfully combat climate change and improve public health
- Mandate a transition to an equitable and sustainable New Energy and Economic Future that limits the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels
- Provide a Just Transition for communities and workers negatively impacted by the shift to a New Energy and Economic Future that includes targeted economic opportunity and provides stable income, health care, and education
- Demand that every job pays a wage of at least $15 an hour, protects workers, and provides a good standard of living, pathways out of poverty, and a right to organize
- Ensure that investments are targeted to create pathways for low-income people and people of color to access good jobs and improve the lives of communities of color, indigenous peoples, low-income people, small farmers, women, and workers.
- Make bold investments in the resilience of states, cities, tribes, and communities that are threatened by climate change; including massive investments in infrastructure systems from water, transportation, and solid waste to the electrical grid and safe, green building and increasing energy efficiency that will also create millions of jobs in the public and private sector.
- Reinvest in a domestic industrial base that drives towards an equitable and sustainable New Energy and Economic Future, and fight back against the corporate trade-induced global race to the bottom
- Market- and policy-based mechanisms must protect human rights and critical, native ecosystems and reduce pollution at source