People's Climate Movement - Los Angeles

Start: Saturday, April 29, 201711:00 AM

End: Saturday, April 29, 2017 4:00 PM

The People’s Climate Movement

When our communities are under attack what do we do? STAND UP and FIGHT BACK!

Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington D.C and across the country to stand up for communities and climate. In Los Angeles, we’ll march in Wilmington (LA Harbor) to call attention to an urgent regional issue – the expansion of the Tesoro Oil Refinery, and support communities facing the worst air pollution in the nation.

This is a call-out for metropolitan Los Angeles to head down to Los Angeles Harbor to support the frontline communities living with the contamination from the largest concentration of crude oil refineries in the state. Hop on the Metro Blue Line with connections from the Red, Purple, and Gold Lines, to get to Long Beach, where we are planning shuttles. Parking is available. Get transportation & parking details HERE

Tesoro, the largest greenhouse gas polluter in California, now plans a merger with BP in Carson to create the largest refinery on the West Coast, in an area that suffers the worst air quality in the United States. This is our NoDAPL. This is our NoKXL. More explosive Fracked Bakken and volatile Canadian tar sands are coming to Southern California via risky tanker ships, pipelines, and oil trains. #StandingRockisEverywhere

Almost 100 environmental, social justice, labor, faith, Indigenous, youth, and political organizations are planning this event.

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WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017

11 AM Gather for Rally & Speakers/12:30 PM March

WHERE: Meet at Banning Park and Recreation Center, 1331 Eubank Ave and Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles (Wilmington), CA in the L.A. Harbor Area. Transportation & Parking Info HERE

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People's Climate Movement LA March Flyer April 29

WHY LA Harbor?

1. Rise up for Fossil Fuel Phase-out.
Community Health & Worker Safety! Major fossil fuel expansion projects undermine Los Angeles’ and California’s sustainability plans for climate, health, safety and environmental justice. Frontline communities in Los Angeles are hit the hardest with impacts from climate change and have the worst air in the nation. Environmental justice is ensuring that we all have the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and work in a safe environment.

2. Stop Tesoro’s major expansion & It’s dangerous Crude Oil Switch!
Tesoro’s Los Angeles refinery is already the highest greenhouse gas polluter in the state and now they want to be the largest refinery on the West Coast. Tesoro wants to substantially expand refining capacity and also build an unprecedented 3.4 million barrels of additional storage tanks, almost doubling storage and accommodating the switch to high benzene crude oil.  The expansion and crude switch increases health and safety risks and endangers frontline communities of Wilmington, West Long Beach, and Carson. This project is happening in the backyards of these communities.

3. Resist Tesoro’s proposed Bakken & Tar Sands Crude Oil Invasion to the West Coast and its connection to Dakota Access!
Tesoro’s storage tanks in LA and its proposed terminal in Vancouver Washington would allow bringing 360,000 barrels a day of Dakota and Canadian crude by rail to Vancouver, and then by ship to Los Angeles and other West Coast refineries.  This would break through the geographic isolation currently keeping high volumes of these dangerous crudes out of the big, coveted California market. Fracked, high benzene North Dakota crude releases toxics into air, water and land, it is highly explosive, and emits high greenhouse gases during extraction. Crude oil train explosions and spills have engulfed communities across the country.  Tesoro is also connecting its High Plains and Great Plains pipelines in North Dakota to the infamous Dakota Access Pipeline which is threatening indigenous communities’ water.  All these Tesoro plans hurt people in Canada, North Dakota, Washington, Oregon, and California.

4. Build the Just Transition to a new green energy economy!
Our children’s future demands that we transition off of dirty fossil fuels into clean sustainable energy including Zero Carbon transportation such as electric vehicles. With equity at the center of decision-making we can make a Just Transition for workers and community to lead and build our clean energy future for green jobs and much healthier communities.

5. Grow our Movement for Environmental Justice!
We want real allies. We want people to get involved in the local, grassroots, community organizing happening in the Los Angeles region. We want our allies to show up after the march and continue to learn, understand, and help lift up the solutions residents have been fighting for. We want our allies to get involved with the frontline organizations and community here today. Get connected in Wilmington with Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and Coalition for a Safer Environment (CFASE). Get connected with East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice in West Long Beach.  Don't let this march be your last stop for taking action!
The new administration directly attacks California’s work for solutions to climate disaster. It is up to us -- frontline communities and allies -- to take steps now to phase out fossil fuels completely.


We hope you will take advantage of the FREE LA Area busesto & from LA area high schools — or FREE shuttle service to & from the LA Metro Blue Line ANAHEIM ST. STATION (in Long Beach) — in order to enable us to come support our friends and neighbors, the vulnerable front line communities who suffer daily, living next door to our state’s worst polluters. Stand in solidarity against the Tesoro merger and join us as we build the global People’s Climate Movement!


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  • LA Harbor College (1111 Figueroa Pl, Wilmington, CA 90744) Parking is $2 for the day, connected to Banning Park with the DASH bus. Go to LA Harbor College Parking lots 6 and 8 off of Lagoon Drive, and there is also street parking for the same rate. See the Campus Map HERE. The DASH bus drops off at Banning Museum, across the street from Banning Park. DASH service ends at 5 pm on Saturdays.
  • Banning HS. Parking is FREE (1527 Lakme Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744), gate closes at 4:30 pm, and it’s across the street from Banning Park.
  • Wilmington Town Square Parking is FREE (105 West “I” Street Wilmington, CA 90744), where you can also catch the Wilmington DASH, that leaves you at Banning Museum, across the street from Banning Park. DASH service ends at 5pm on Saturdays.


If you prefer the comfort of LA Metro, we will have a free shuttle service – two 9-passenger vans going back and forth between the ANAHEIM Street station on the Blue Line (in Long Beach) and Banning Park, where the rally will be held. You can get to the Blue Line from the 7th Street LA Metro station where the Expo Line and Red and Purple Lines also stop. The Blue Line goes from downtown LA to Long Beach. The Anaheim St. Station is in Long Beach.

  • Sav-on Shuttle will pick you up between 10 AM-12:30 from the station and will take you to Banning Park. The shuttles will have signs on them and drivers will be standing with the signs at the exit of Metro Station.
  • From 2:30-5:00 PM , Sav-on Shuttle will pick you up from Banning Park and take you back to the ANAHEIM ST STATION on the Blue Line.

Check the METRO TRIP PLANNER for directions to the ANAHEIM ST STATION (final destination)


Taking the SILVER bus line from LA down to the PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY station, you can then get on the DASH Wilmington which drops off at Banning Museum, across the street from the park. Check the METRO TRIP PLANNER for directions to BANNING PARK (final destination).


We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that folks who want to get on the school buses (who are not already-signed-up-students) SIGN UP on the google doc. We will make every effort to accommodate you if we have contact info for you. Students will board the bus first, please.

ROUTE 1 (Southwest LA/Koreatown):
Pickup #1 Time: 9:45 AM Dorsey High School 3537 FARMDALE AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90016
Pickup #2 Time 10:00 AM Los Angeles High School 4650 W OLYMPIC BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90019
Pickup #3 Time 10:15 AM Crown Preparatory Academy 2055 W 24TH ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90018
Pickup #4 Time 10:30 AM Robert F Kennedy Community Schools (UCLA-CS) 701 S CATALINA ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90005
Re-board buses in Banning Park in Wilmington at 3:30 PM, returning around 4:45 PM to the schools.

ROUTE 2 (Hollywood/Silver Lake/Northeast LA):
Pickup #1 Time 9:45 AM Helen Bernstein High School (STEM Academy of Hollywood) 1309 N WILTON PL HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028
Pickup #2 Time: 10:10 AM   John Marshall High School 3939 TRACY ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
Pickup #3 Time: 10:30 AM Allesandro Elementary School 2210 Riverside Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90039
Re-board buses in Banning Park in Wilmington at 3:30 PM, returning around 4:45 PM to the schools.

ROUTE 3 (East Los Angeles)
Pickup #1 Time 9:45 AM Mendez High School 1200 PLAZA DEL SOL LOS ANGELES, CA 90033
Pickup #2 Time: 10:05 AM   Lincoln High School (ESP) 3501 N BROADWAY LOS ANGELES, CA 90031
Pickup #3 Time: 10:30 AM Garfield High School 5101 E 6TH ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90022
Re-board buses in Banning Park in Wilmington at 3:30 PM, returning around 4:45 PM to the schools.

ROUTE 4 (San Fernando Valley)
Pickup #1 Time 9:45 AM Porter Ranch Starbucks Porter Ranch Town Center, 19759 Rinaldi St, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Pickup #2 Time: 10:00 AM   Van Nuys High School 6535 CEDROS AVE VAN NUYS, CA 91411
Pickup #3 Time: 10:20 AM Pacoima City Hall 13520 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331
Re-board buses in Banning Park in Wilmington at 3:30 PM, returning around 4:45 PM to the above Valley locations.


If you need a ride from West L.A., Temple Isaiah has a bus chartered to Banning Park with seats still available.
The bus leaves the Temple at 10:30 am on Saturday April 29
Temple Isaiah is located at:
10345 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
To reserve a seat, email

For ROUTES 1-4 above, you have the option to sign up for a bus at this link or just show up, though WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND that folks who want to get on the school buses (who are not already-signed-up-students) SIGN UP. We will make every effort to accommodate you if we have contact info for you. Students get first priority.

Supporting Organizations

350 Conejo/San Fernando Valley
Actionism LA
Allesandro Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ)
Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON) - Environmental Justice Committee
American Indian Movement (AIM) Southern California
ANSWER Coalition
Biodiesel Coop of Los Angeles
Burbank Green Alliance
California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
California for Progress
California Interfaith Power & Light
California Nurses Association
California Safe Schools
Carson Coalition
Center for Biological Diversity
Citizens Climate Lobby - Pasadena Foothills
City Lights
Climate Action Santa Monica
Climate Hawks Vote
Climate Reality
Climate Resolve
Coalition for Educational Justice/Students Deserve
Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community
Coalition to Stop Seabed Mining
Collaborative for Urban Agroecology
Communities for a Better Environment
Compton For Bernie
Converging Storms Action Network
Democratic Socialists of America - Long Beach
Dorsey High School Students Deserve Chapter
Earth Protect
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
ESP (Environmental & Social Policy magnet at Lincoln HS) Student Power (SD chapter)
Fight Climate Denial
Food & Water Watch
Garfield High School Students Deserve Chapter
Green Party of Los Angeles County (GPLAC)
Harry Bridges Institute/Just Transition Committee
Hunger Action Los Angeles
Idle No More Los Angeles
Indivisible San Pedro
LA High Students Deserve Chapter
Lideres Independientes
Long Beach 350
Long Beach Gray Panthers
Long Beach Progressive Revolution
Long Beach United
Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
March and Rally Los Angeles
Marshall High School Students Deserve Chapter
MEChA of Los Angeles Harbor College
Mendez High School Students Deserve Chapter
Mujeres Unidas: Womyn of Wilmington
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NextGen Climate
Our Voice LA
Pacoima Beautiful
Pando Populus
Paramount Community Coalition Against Toxins
Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
Planet Rehab
Progressive Christians Uniting
Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE)
Resist in LA
Resource Generation LA
Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous People
San Pedro Neighbors for Peace and Justice
Semillas del Pueblo
SoCal 350 Climate Action
South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group
South Central Youth Leadership Coalition
STEM Academy of Hollywood Student Activist Club (SD chapter) (pilot school within Helen Bernstein HS)
Stop Fracking Long Beach
Tar Sands Action SoCal
The California Endowment
UCLA Community School Students Deserve Chapter
United Residents of Southeast LA
Wica Agli
Wild Heritage Planners

History of the People's Climate Movement

Over two years ago on 9/20/14, Hundreds of Los Angelenos took to the streets in solidarity with 400,000 in New York to demand a world with an economy that works for people and the planet, safe from the ravages of climate change, with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

We demanded that President Barack Obama take action for climate justice. Workers, students, human rights leaders, frontline communities, Indigenous communities: we acted together to send a message so powerful and unified the world could not ignore it. And neither could President Obama. He listened, and he began to lead. Now, Donald Trump’s election threatens the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families.

Facing the looming threat of a President who denies the reality of climate change, and openly attacks women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, workers, and so many more, we need to stand up and take action to protect everything and everyone we love.

Just before the 100th day of the Trump Administration, people will come together for a massive march in Washington, D.C., and, once again, we’ll be marching right here in Southern California. 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. And we will be louder and stronger than ever before.


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