Maine People's Climate March
Start: Saturday, April 29, 2017•10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 29, 2017• 1:00 PM
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1900909990179657/
D.C. Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1904314703139244/
Donald Trump is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families.
The new administration has attacked the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more.
We've fought back with a wave of protests larger than at almost any other point in history — let's make sure that we mark the 100th day of his presidency with another mass action that stands up for our communities.
Join us to create a sustainable future for Maine! We march together to protect the beauty and economic benefits of Maine for all of us! We seek:
1) A Healthy future for all Mainers (new and old) that protects a climate which:
Is safe and livable.
Produces enough food.
Provides jobs that preserve the environment.
Supports a new economic model for growth that does not rely on environmental exploitation
- Bolsters local agriculture, local businesses, and local banks.
2) Protection for all who live here including refugees, people of color, LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and other non-straight and/or cis folks), indigenous peoples, differently-abled people, and people of all religions.
All people will be affected by climate change, but marginalized communities more so than others. We understand that the issue of climate justice is an issue of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice because they're all fighting the same systems of oppression.
3) Just Transition: Maintaining stable jobs for people who rely on the environment and on whom we rely; specifically farmers, lobstermen/women, fishermen/women, people working in tourism-/hospitality-related industries, workers in the forestry industry, and many others.