April is shaping up to be a busy month in Washington, with three major marches planned, each coordinated with their own local marches across the country. Plan ahead to join a march in our nation’s capital or in your home town!
CALL TO ACTION
Join one of these great marches coming up in April:
- Trump Taxes March – April 15
- March for Science – April 22 (Earth Day)
- People’s Climate March – April 29
Read on for the details!
Trump Taxes March – April 15
The election may be over, but the question remains: what is Donald Trump hiding in his tax returns? Activists across the country will be rallying on Tax Day, calling on Donald Trump to act transparently and release his tax returns. Despite Trump’s statement that “people don’t care” about his tax returns, the truth is that 74% of Americans want Trump to hand over his tax returns to find out about Trump’s conflicts of interest, his foreign entanglements, and whether he even pays any taxes at all.
According to the Salt Lake organizers: This march isn’t just about papers–it’s about economic justice. It’s also about whether Donald Trump and the rest of the superrich are paying their fair share. It’s about how beholden our government-& our president in particular-are beholden to corporate interests & the superrich. Most importantly, it’s about how the superrich & corporations get more influence than We The People–especially people of color, women, immigrants, the queer/LGBT-identified, and workers.
Washington March: Saturday, April 15th. Details TBD. Check here for more information or to find a march near you.
Salt Lake City March: Saturday, April 15th, 12:00-2:00p, Gallivan Center. Details and RSVP here.
March for Science – April 22
The March for Science is an international movement, led by organizers distributed around the globe. This movement is taking place because of the simultaneous realization by thousands of people who value science in their lives that staying silent is no longer an option. There are marches being planned across the United States and internationally.
The March for Science demonstrates our country’s passion for science and sounds a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists. The incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by the support of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
Washington March: Saturday, April 22. Details, to RSVP or to find a march near you, click here.
Salt Lake City March: Saturday, April 22, 3:00-6:00p, City Creek Park. Details and RSVP here.
People’s Climate March – April 29
Brought to you once again by NRDC, 350.org this annual march will hit Washington, and also a local city near you. Hundreds of thousands of people will join together in Washington, D.C. for what is expected to be the biggest biggest People’s Climate March for climate mobilization yet.
With a climate denying, EPA-hating President of the United States, with a Cabinet and Congress stacked with fossil-fuel funded climate deniers, with record temperatures around the planet for three years in a row, it is more critical than ever to speak out for climate change action.
From People’s Climate: There is no denying it: Donald Trump’s election is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families. This new administration is attacking 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, the struggles for justice and peace, and more.
If the policies he proposed on the campaign trail are implemented, they will destroy our climate, decimate our jobs and livelihoods, and undermine the civil rights and liberties won in many hard fought battles. 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, the people we love, and for peace.
Washington March: Saturday, April 29, 2017. Details and RSVP here.
Salt Lake City March: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1:00p, Salt Lake City Library. Details and RSVP here.
Find a sister march near you: Click here.
A call to action from People’s Climate: 60,000 have RSVP’d – help us get to 100,000! Here are the key ways you can help right now:
- RSVP for the march on Facebook, then invite your friends— the resistance to Trump’s presidency has been huge and a lot of that momentum has been sparked on Facebook. We want to make this thing as big as possible, so help us let the world know it’s happening.
- Share why you’re going— whether on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or anywhere else, write a message about why you think it’s important to march for jobs, justice, and the climate. When you post, use the hashtags #ClimateMarch or #PeoplesClimate.
- Email your friends about the march— you can turn your RSVP for April 29th into 5 or 10 or 20 more by sending the Peoples Climate Movement website to a few more people who care about protecting our climate, our communities, and our families.