Die-In at American Petroleum Institute and march during rush hour to demand support for clean energy during 100-city Day of Action on Climate
Broad coalition shows climate change is “everyone’s issue”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Oct. 14, a broad D.C. coalition of the People’s Climate Movement will hold a die-in and march on the American Petroleum Institute to demand a clean energy economy. The group will also march during rush hour to Freedom Plaza to work with local artists to celebrate community advocacy for clean air, zero waste, and clean and affordable energy in the D.C. area.
Activists representing environmental, justice, labor and faith groups will call out ‘big oil’ for their role in pushing a bad trade deal that hurts workers and the planet, and demand strong commitments to reduce carbon emissions leading into the Paris climate negotiations in December. Building on the historic People’s Climate March that drew 400,000 people to New York last year, a coalition of students, union members, people of faith, moms, immigrants and environmentalists will engage in protest and street theatre in D.C. as part of its 100-city National Day of Action to demand action on climate change.
When:Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 4:50 p.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
Where: March from: American Petroleum Institute, 1220 L St., NW # 900, Washington, D.C. 20005; to: Freedom Plaza, across from City Hall.
Who: Friends of the Earth, Interfaith Power & Light (DC. MD. NoVA), Sierra Club, Greenpeace, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East – Maryland/DC Division, 350.org, We are CASA, Energy Action Coalition, Moms Clean Air Force, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and more.
Visuals will include a die-in, protest ribbons, street theatre, and artworks.
Contact: Kate Colwell, Friends of the Earth, (703) 622-9093, [email protected]