Join a #ForwardOnClimate Solidarity Rally, 2/17

Tomorrow is a big day in Washington DC — but we know that many Americans can’t make the trek to DC, and so there are actions happening around the country to put pressure on the President to lead on climate and reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

California

Los Angeles

When: Sunday, February 17, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Start at the South-West Side of Paseo De La Plaza in Olvera St. (Between North Los Angeles St. & Main St.)
Destination: South side steps of City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA

What: City Hall events include Prayer for the Earth, songs, dance, speakers, and closing ceremony

Sponsored by: Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, Tar Sands Action Southern California, Food and Water Watch, and other organizations

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/545359235484063/

Monterey

When: Sunday, February 17, 12-2 p.m.

Where: Window on the Bay Park, Del Monte Avenue at El Estero, Monterey CA 93940

What: Forward on Climate Solidarity Rally. Signs provided; participants are welcome to bring their own. Blankets and picnic items for sharing are encouraged. Let’s strive to make it a zero waste event!

Sponsored by: Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice – Faith in Action/Legislative Ministry, Progressive Democrats of America Monterey County, and Sierra Club Ventana Chapter

To RSVP or for more details, including a map and contact info: https://www.facebook.com/events/200787623399106

San Diego

When: Sunday, February 17, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Mission Bay Park Visitors Center, 2688 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 921095 and I-5 overpass

What: Rally with speakers, giant banners, singing telegram for President Obama, and more.

Sponsored by: SanDiego350.org, Citizens Climate Lobby, Sierra Club San Diego, and other organizations

To RSVP or for more information: http://sandiego350.org/ai1ec_event/keystone-pipeline-protest/

San Francisco

When: Sunday, February 17, 1-3 p.m.

Where: One Market Plaza, 1 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105

Sponsored by: Local Bay Area 350 organizations, chapters of The Sierra Club, NRDC, and dozens of other Bay Area organizations

To RSVP or for more information: http://www.350bayarea.org/forward_on_climate_bay_area_rally

Read more to see other rallies around the country:

Colorado

Denver

When: Sunday, February 17, 11:30 a.m.

Where: March from Auraria Campus (900 Auraria Parkway) to Civic Center Parkway

What: Student-led march and human oil spill (please wear all black!)

Sponsored by: Go Fossil Free Campaigns, 350 Colorado, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, Greenpeace, Environment Colorado, Conservation Colorado, Protect Our Colorado, and other organizations

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/517131098320864/

Illinois

Chicago

When: Sunday, February 17, 11:00 a.m.

Where: Grant Park (Michigan and Congress)

What: Chicagoans will gather in Grant Park to celebrate and display the growth of sustainable communities in our city and reject the authority of governments to destroy the future of our home.

Sponsored by: Chicago Youth Climate Coalition – CYCC

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/182372655219910/

Iowa

Ames

When: Sunday, February 17, 1 – 2 p.m.

Where: Brookside Park

What: This is a family-friendly event. There will be a 10 minute talk about why we owe it to our children to address climate change now, and there will be a petition to sign asking President Obama not to approve the pipeline. There will also be a letter for kids to sign.

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/141150469381639/

Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Iowa City, Davenport, and Dubuque

When: Friday, February 15

What: Iowans across the state are asking our Congressional representatives and senators for climate action by delivering letters and postcards to their offices supporting climate action.

Sponsored by: Iowa Climate Advocates

To RSVP or for more information: http://www.iowaclimateadvocates.org/nationalupdates/february15-climateactionacrossiowa

Michigan

Fenton

When: Sunday, February 17, 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

What: Coalition teach-in on climate change in solidarity with the Forward on Climate Rally in DC.

Sponsored by: Interfaith Committee on Latin America, Joining Hands Action Team of the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Climate Action Saint Louis, Sierra Club, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, and the Gateway Green Alliance

To RSVP or for more information: https://docs.google.com/a/sierraclub.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG1oVXM0MTRxWllwNUt5Yk04cHJFZFE6MQ#gid=0

Minnesota

St. Paul

When: Friday, February 15, 7 a.m.

Where: Amtrak Station, 730 Transfer Road

What: Join Minnesota storyteller Kevin Kling, National Book Award winning author Louise Erdrich, musicians Prudence Johnson and Simone Perrin, State Representative Frank Hornstein, Kate Jacobson of Mn350.org, Margaret Levin of the Sierra Club, and many others at a send-off rally for 72 Minnesotans riding the “Earth Train to DC for #ForwardonClimate Rally.” Press conference inside the Midway Amtrak station at 7:00 a.m. prior to departure.

Sponsored by: Interfaith Committee on Latin America, Joining Hands Action Team of the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Climate Action Saint Louis, Sierra Club, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, and the Gateway Green Alliance

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/508109692573514/

Montana

Bozeman

When: Sunday, February 17, 1 p.m.

Where: The library at 626 E. Main St.

What: We will hold signs at 1 p.m., then watch a live feed of the Forward on Climate Rally in D.C. from the library. We will hear from speaker Kristi Chester Vance of Forest Ethics.

Missoula

When: Sunday, February 17, Noon – 1 p.m.

Where: N. Higgins St. Circle, at the XXXs

What: Missoulians will rally at the downtown red XXXs then march to the Higgins Street bridge to call on our leaders to take decisive action to solve the climate crisis. Speakers will include Mayor John Engen, Beth Schenk, RN at Providence St. Patrick Hospital, and Jan Hoem with Montana Elders for a Livable Tomorrow.

Sponsored by: Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Montana Elders for a Livable Tomorrow, Transition Missoula, Blue Skies Campaign, University of Montana Climate Action Now, Montana Audubon, Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund, and AERO

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/142713462559904/

Nebraska

Omaha

When: Sunday, February 17, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Memorial Park, along Dodge St. (just east of UNO at Dodge St. and Happy Hollow Blvd.)

What: Nebraskans not making the trip to D.C. are holding an event to show solidarity in order to bring some local light to the importance of dealing with climate change. There will be one or two speakers who will say a few words about the importance of the D.C. event. All will stand together on Dodge Street in a rally to oppose KXL and push President Obama to move forward on dealing with climate change. It is expected that the entire event will last about an hour. We hope you will join to make this the biggest climate rally in history!

Sponsored by: Bold Nebraska and Nebraska Sierra Club

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/610484785634302/

New Mexico

Santa Fe

When: Sunday, February 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Rotunda at the Roundhouse, 411 State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM

What: Let’s get rolling! solidarity rally. Bring your bicycle, skateboard, rollerblades, wheelchair or unicycle. We will have some fun, take some photos, and learn about what comes next.

Sponsored by: 350NM

To RSVP or for more information: http://www.meetup.com/Northern-New-Mexico-Climate-Change-Activists/events/103746212/

Oregon

Medford

When: Sunday, February 17, 1:00 p.m.

Where: 1 p.m. at the Medford Public Library (205 South Central Ave.) and 2:30 p.m. outside Porters Restaurant (147 N Front St.)

What: Art activities, rogue climate education, speakers, and taking a giant salmon photo with a crane!

Sponsored by: Southern Oregon Climate Action Network

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogue-Climate-Art/117716961734629

Texas

Austin

When: Sunday, February 17, 2 p.m.

Where: 5th and Lamar, in front of Whole Foods

What: Rally to show our support of the D.C. Forward on Climate Rally and raise climate change awareness here in Austin. Please wear a blue shirt (or a No KXL shirt if you have one) and bring an anti Keystone XL/climate change awareness sign.

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/121998384644026/

Washington

Olympia

When: Sunday, February 17, 3: p.m.

Where: Heritage Park

What: Open rally with speakers, tabling and general merriment

Sponsored by: Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation, Sierra Club, and other organizations.

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/142713462559904/?context=create

Seattle

When: Sunday, February 17, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Golden Gardens Park (8498 Seaview Pl. NW)

What: We will take a crowd picture with our NO Fossil Fuel Exports signs and send to Gov. Inslee and Pres. Obama. At noon we will form a walking train and walk along the beach, wearing red no coal export t-shirts. Along the way we will learn about the dangers of exporting fossil fuels to our climate, waterways and local economy. Wear Red and bring something to make some noise — kazoos, tambourines, whistles, harmonicas, whatever you want!

We will joined by a special guest speaker, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/200722496738864/

 

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