Long Island Hosts Sister Event For People’s Climate March

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Update: For photos from this event, see: 1000+ March On Long Beach Boardwalk In Solidarity With People’s Climate March On DC


New Yorkers will march for climate, jobs and justice

The People’s Climate March shares many of the same values as the March For Science, which took place last weekend in cities across the country. (Photo by Kimberly Dijkstra)

All Our Energy, Stewards of the Sea, Long Island Progressive Coalition, the Sierra Club and several other organizations will host a Long Island sister march to the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC, on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 10 a.m. at 1 National Blvd. in Long Beach on the boardwalk.

The event has an RSVP attendance of approximately 500, and marks the end of the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Thus far, Donald Trump has dismantled hard-won climate protections, issued assaults on our air, water, and land, directly attacked the well-being of working families and marginalized Indigenous communities, people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQIA community, women, young people and low-income communities.

Together with environmental justice, faith-based, youth, Indigenous and civil rights groups, labor unions, frontline communities and other justice-focused organizations, the Long Island march will be joining the tens of thousands in solidarity by taking to the streets for climate, jobs and justice.

The march is expected to be the largest climate mobilization since the election, with marches happening in Washington, DC, and across the country. For more information on the People’s Climate March, visit peoplesclimate.org.

When:

10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29

Where:

Long Beach Boardwalk
1 National Blvd, Long Beach NY 11561

(Several blocks from the LIRR Station)

Map

Speakers:

  • Sen. Todd Kaminsky, 9th District, New York State Senate
  • Helen Dorado Alessi, Executive Director, Long Beach Latino Civic Association
  • Mike Gendron, Executive Vice President, Communication Workers of America Local 1108
  • Dyáni Brown, Shinnecock Nation
  • Jessica Carreiro, Stewards of the Sea

*This event is being endorsed by New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Immigration Coalition, Long Island Jobs with Justice, Communication Workers of America Local 1108, Long Island Bus Riders’ Union, U.S. Green Building Council – Long Island and Working Families New York. Cosponsors include Long Island Progressive Coalition, All Our Energy, Interfaith Power & Light, Sane Energy Project, Sierra Club and Stewards of the Sea

—Submitted by Long Island Progressive Coalition

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