Invitation to the People's Climate March and Sponsor List
Join us for a rally and march on September 21 in solidarity with the People's Climate March in NYC calling for world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York to take urgent and serious action to stop climate change. We call for sustainable jobs to retool our economy with clean, renewable technologies as a solution to both the economic and environmental crises. UU Voices is one of early endorsers of this march. People are expected from all over Western Washington. Many thanks to Dick Burkhart for alerting us to this important event.
We can't solely rely on elected officials. We must build a powerful grassroots movement that demands a rapid transition away from fossil fuels towards a clean energy economy.
The Puget Sound, a region with high fossil fuel pollution, has four of the state’s five highest cancer rate counties – Whatcom, Pierce, Snohomish and Skagit. Rather than curbing fossil fuel pollution, our communities face a number of new fossil fuel projects that threaten the lives of people and the environment - explosive oil trains, coal trains, and the construction of coal export terminals.
The false dichotomy between jobs and the environment must be rejected. Let's stand together – environmentalists, Native tribes, and labor to demand investment in renewable energy not fossil fuels. We need to create and expand work that promotes healthy communities and protects the environment for future generations. We need jobs that pay living wages and allow families to live with dignity. We need to fight to ensure there is a just transition for those workers whose jobs are replaced by a new energy economy.
Rally beginning @ Westlake Park - Sunday 9/21 1pm
Green Party of Washington
Divest University of Washington
Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA)
Idle No More Washington
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
UU voices for Justice
Citizens Climate Lobby