Great March for Climate Action Opening Rally & Kick-Off

Saturday, March 1, 2014 Port of Los Angeles “Climate Change is Personal!”
Join together for the largest coast-to-coast climate march in American history! On Saturday, March 1, at 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. press conference), join the SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 and its regional partners to help kick off the Great March for Climate Action. Thousands are projected to join the mobilized mass movement starting in the Port of Los Angeles, with hundreds continuing to march 3,000 miles to Washington D.C. to deliver the message that we need immediate legislative and executive action to solve the climate crisis. What is the Great March for Climate Action: The goal of the Great March for Climate Action (ClimateMarch.org) is to change the heart and mind of America and its elected leaders to act NOW to address the climate crisis. This will be the largest coast-to-coast climate march in American history. Why Participate in the Kickoff? The symptoms of climate change are clear and abundantly real. Climate scientists’ dire predictions are coming true faster than forecasted. We are suffering the effects of global climate disruptions including fires, droughts, storms, rising seas, species extinctions and loss of human life. NOW is the time for all of us to step up and let our collective voices be heard. We must ask our elected officials for real solutions that transition us away from exploration, production, transportation, and consumption of climatedamaging fuels that pollute our land, water, ocean, and air. We Stand in Solidarity: The organizers of the Great March for Climate Action, in recognition of the serious air quality and pollution issues facing some of the most vulnerable members of our California communities, agreed to start their 3000-mile march at the Port of Los Angeles. Citizens of Southern California will have the unique honor to host the kick-off rally and be part of history.

Event Details
When: Saturday, March 1st at 8:30 am (Press Conference) and 9:00 am (Rally) Rally Location: Wilmington Waterfront Park, Great Lawn (Port of Los Angeles) March Destination & Closing Ceremony: Los Angeles Exposition Park area (details to come) March Duration: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Additional Activities: There will be a Native American ceremony at sunrise. Also, about 2 miles into the march a stopping point with activities and entertainment will be available for those that would prefer to walk a shorter distance.

Be a Supporting Organization or Business
Stand in Solidarity and Sign the Climate Action Letter See following page for details

Be a Supporting Organization or Business
Stand in Solidarity and Sign the Climate Action Letter
Stand in Solidarity: Would your organization or business like to “Stand in Solidarity?” As a supporting organization your company name will be listed in our outreach material under the header “We Stand in Solidarity.” The outreach material includes Facebook, Twitter, SoCal350 website, and WilderUtopia.com event page. (No logos will be used, only the name of the organization or business) Signing the Climate Action Letter If your organization agrees, your name will also be listed as a signee of our Climate Action Letter. Last year we had over 100 organizations sign onto a letter urging President Obama to take real action on climate change. This year we have drafted a letter to be delivered to California climate decision makers and legislative representatives. To demonstrate the political will for a healthy planet, we prioritized six urgent climate-change-focused requests of local, state and global level elected decision makers. To view the letter and sign on please click here: http://j.mp/ClimateMarchSoCal Encourage Participation: We ask that our supporting organizations/businesses encourage participation by sharing the rally via their email list serve and social media outlets. (Additional marketing resource will be made available.) In order to attract over 1,000 demonstrators, we hope those organizations involved will confirm to bring 10 or more of their members to participate in the kick-off festivities and the march. We Can Do This, We Can Make a Difference: Just over a year ago on February 18, 2013, Los Angeles held its largest Climate Rally ever with over 2,000 people marching to City Hall. As a solidarity event with the Forward on Climate rally in Washington D.C., we demanded real action on climate change. Among our many key talking points were the delayed approval of the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline and requested closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. Through consistent activism throughout the nation and the California community both actions were successfully achieved in 2013, but we have much work to do! Let’s join together and take a stand! For questions regarding the event or to get involved, please email: Jessica Aldridge at jessica(at)burbankgreenalliance.org

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