Vermont People's Climate March Solidarity Rally

Start: Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:00 PM

Join the People’s Climate Movement on April 29th in Montpelier and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.  We will be gathering at the State House Lawn in Montpelier for a solidarity rally at 1pm. The complete speakers and entertainment list will be announced soon, however we have confirmed U.S Senator Bernie Sanders, Lt. Governor David Zuckerman and Congressman Peter Welch. Music by Head Phone Jack, Kris Gruen, and Chad Hollister.

Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People's Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone.

We’re ready to fight back, and we are ready to build a resistance to Trump and Congress’ attacks on our climate, our communities, and our jobs that stands alongside the unprecedented Women’s Marches and other powerful rallies that shook the globe in the hours and days following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the 115th Congress.

On April 29th, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love.

In 2014, we said that it takes everyone to change everything. Now, with everything at stake, everyone has a part to play.

Rally logistics:

The Rally will be held this Saturday, April 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the Statehouse lawn -- come rain or shine. The Rally will kick off with music, followed by speakers, poets and more.  

Getting there & parking:

The Statehouse is located at 115 State Street in Montpelier, Vermont. Carpooling/alternative transportation is highly recommended. Parking is first come, first served and is limited.

Groups travelling by bus can drop off people, beginning at 1 pm, at 1 Taylor St (Montpelier Transportation Center), a block from the festivities. Afterwards, your bus will meet you at the Department of Labor parking lot.

We have arranged for remote parking at National Life and will provide two shuttle buses to the Taylor Street transportation center. Shuttles will operate from 12 noon to 5 pm.

Attention bikers: Have you thought about biking to the People’s Climate March in Montpelier? Check out this biking event in support of the People's Climate Marchin Montpelier, and for those of you who can help drive a biker back to Burlington, please sign up to carpool/bike pool the return trip. Valet bicycle parking will be provided, courtesy of Local Motion.

Organizations Involved

The Vermont event is being organized by a diverse coalition of Environmental, Justice, Equality, and Faith Groups. These groups include Vermont Chapter of The Sierra Club,  350V, Vermont Public Interest Research Group(VPIRG), Vermont Rights and Democracy, Vermont Natural Resources Council(VNRC),  and Vermont Interfaith Power and Light. Together we win.

We appreciate the donations from our partners and supporters, especially:

Clean Yield Asset Management, Vermont State Employees' Association, Sun Common,  WGDR, Solar City, Main Street Landing, Renewable Energy Vermont, Lintilhac Foundation

Endorsed by:

To join the growing list of endorsed business and organizations sign up here:

The Climate Solutions Caucus of the Vermont General Assembly
Outright Vermont
Migrant JusticeCitizens' Climate Lobby, Burlington CT Chapter
Conservation Law Foundation
Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance
Toxics Action Center
Renewable Energy Vermont
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Indivisible Mad River Valley
Vermont Conservation Voters
Intervale Center
Sustainable Woodstock
NEK Indivisible
EAPC Wind Energy
Stone Cabin Woodworks, LLC
Camp Betsey Cox
Safe and Green Campaign
Northeast Vermont On Guard
Sherwood Consulting
AroMed Aromatherapy
PAUSE: People Advocating and Uniting for Social Equity
Central Vermont Refugee Action Network
Vermont Book Shop
Upper Valley Young Liberals
Indivisible Mad River Valley
Vermont Center for Independent Living
Citizen's Forum of Vermont
Green Mountain Labor Council
Alario Tech
Downeast Sojourn
Montpelier Indivisible
Bob the Green Guy
BALE (Building A Local Economy)
Full Sun Company
Green Mountain Crossroads
Main Street Landing
Post Oil Solutions
1% for the Planet
Bank Exit VT
Energy Independent Vermont
The Universalist Unitarian Congregation of St. Johnsbury
Clean Yield Asset Management
Lake Champlain International
Rainbow Umbrella of Central Vermont Political Action Group
Defend Our Vermont Environment
Lake Champlain Committee
Vermont Energy Investment Corp
Village Hill LLC
Addison County Interfaith Climate Action Network
Vermont LGBTQIA Alliance
Montgomery Conservation Commission
Citizens Awareness Network
UE Local 255
Vermont Land Trust
Peace Pups Dogsledding
National Association of Social Workers- VT Chapter
Appalachian Gap Distillery
Justice For All
Liberty Union Party
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Protect Gregas Park
Social Responsibility of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Essential Arts
Community Resilience Organizations
Vermont State Employees' Association
Hunger Mountain Co-op
Vermont Democratic Party
Organization of Nature Evolutionaries
WGDR, Goddard College Community Radio
Solar City
Atii Sled Dogs--VSEP
Green Mountain Solidarity with Palestine
Keep The Soil In Organic
Trash Tramps of Montpelier
Sun Common
Sustainable Williston
Aegis Renewable Energy
Womens March on Montpelier
Earth Matters, Manchester, VT
Burlington Friends Meeting
Vermont Youth Lobby
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington
Catamount Solar

To add your organization's endorsement of the march click here.