Funeral March to the White House: Demand Biden Protect Residents of Cancer Alley and the Gulf Coast, and Declare a Climate Emergency.
Start: Tuesday, October 25, 2022•11:00 AM
With the climate crisis on full blast, join Rise St. James in Washington, D.C. to demand that President Biden protect Gulf communities from fossil fuel pollution and declare a climate emergency. We will also be demanding that President Biden meet personally with leaders from St. James, including Sharon Lavigne.
What: Traditional Louisiana funeral procession to the White House, honoring Gulf community leaders who have died from of the toxic chemicals spewed by the fossil fuel industry.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m.
Where: Meet at Freedom Plaza — 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Please wear black to participate in this somber event. We will travel together from Freedom Plaza to the White House, which is about half a mile. There will be signs and other visuals for you to hold, so please do not bring your own.
Rise St. James is a faith-based grassroots organization that is fighting for environmental justice as it works to defeat the proliferation of petrochemical industries in St. James Parish, Louisiana.
People vs. Fossil Fuels is a coalition of over 1,200 groups pressuring President Biden to declare a climate emergency and stop the federal approval of all new fossil fuel projects.