Florida People’s Climate March Press Advisory


This is the statewide Florida People’s Climate March press advisory

Press Advisory


Contact: Jonathan Ullman, Sierra Club, 305-283-6070 (cell)

See list below for local march contacts.


On Saturday, April 29, Floridians to hold large Climate Marches on Mar-A-Lago and throughout the state


On the road to the “Southern White House” and 20 other Florida cities thousands of concerned residents will hold People’s Climate “Sister” Marches on Trump’s 100th day coinciding with the Washington, DC march for climate, jobs and justice


When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 – See individual march hours below.


Where: Mar-A-Lago, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Naples, and many more.


What:  As Washington, DC marches against Trump’s Climate Catastrophe, Florida isn’t standing still. The state will host 21 sister marches from Mar-A-Lago to Pensacola to Miami to show that we, Floridians, with our front-row seat to climate change, demand action, justice and clean energy jobs. The events will include marches, rallies, even bike rides.


**VISUALS** Marchers with signs, posters, banners and art will deliver a message of strength and unity to President Trump that climate change cannot be ignored.




This date marks the end of the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, during which time Donald Trump has dismantled hard-won climate protections, issued assaults on our air, water, and land, directly attacked the well-being of working families, and marginalized Indigenous communities, people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQIA community, women, young people, and low-income communities.


PCM Sister Events in Florida


All sister marches (world-wide) shown on a map plus DC march info:



Official Florida Twitter hashtag: #PeoplesClimateFL

Official National Twitter hashtags:  #ClimateMarch #PeoplesClimate


West Palm Beach to Mar-a-Lago

(Trump’s so-called “Southern White House”)

West Palm Beach – near Mar-a-Lago (Trump’s so-called “Southern White House”)



4/29 (10:30a to 1p)

Rally starts at 10:30a at George Petty Park (Washington Road at Royal Palm Road). Speakers at 11a, then march to Bingham Island (close to Mar-a-Lago) at 11:30a via Flagler Dr and Southern Blvd. The goal of the March is to stand for Climate, Jobs, Justice, and resistance to Trump’s Climate Denial Policies!

Contacts:  David Gibson, Peace, Justice, Sustainability Florida, peacehome.campaigns@gmail.com, 610-220-0223

Patrick Ferguson, Sierra Club, patrick.ferguson@sierraclub.org, 954-288-4234






4/29 (1p – 4p)Jose Marti Park, 399 SW 4th St, Miami, Florida 33130

By:  Miami Climate Alliance

New Florida Majority – 305-754-0118

Maria-Victoria Ramirez

David McDougal, South Florida Regional Director – david@newfloridamajority.org

Valencia Gunder, South Florida Lead Organizer – valencia@newfloridamajority.org

Zelalem Adefris – zelalema@catalystmiami.org786-414-1300


Tampa Bay



https://www.facebook.com/groups/739832242831927/  – group  – SAA.

4/29 (10a – 1p)

Lykes Gaslight Park, 410 N. Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Rally in AM, followed by a march through downtown to Hillsborough RiverWalk, including sea level rise display at MacDill Park on RiverWalk.

By:  Organize Florida, Sierra Club Florida, Environment Florida, and the Women’s March, etc

Dayna Lazarus, Organize Florida – (727) 259-3655, dayna@organizeflorida.org

Jill Wenner, Women’s March Pinellas – jill.wmpinellas@gmail.com

Phil Compton – Sierra Club FL Ready for 100 campaign staff – phil.compton@sierraclub.org, 813-841-3601

Kent Bailey, TB Sierra Group Chair kent.bailey@florida.sierraclub.org 813-727-1202





The climate crisis is a symptom of a deeper problem: an ECONOMY based on extraction and exploitation of resources and people. This economy benefits a few at the expense of communities and the planet.Orlando People’s Climate March will be happening in the Pine Hills community-a community that has experienced firsthand environmental racism.

We will send a message to our elected officials that the people of PINE HILLS matter!  That we deserve equal rights, freedom from discrimination and an economic system that will ensure that our communities will have collective ownership and sustainability that includes job readiness and living wages.

This is more than a march, this is a gathering of people of color who are at the front lines of environmental and climate injustices, and who are ready to lead to help make change for a better future.


The event will begin at 1:00 pm on 5185 North Lane, Orlando FL, 32808; speakers at 1:30 pm followed by march

After the march Organize Florida and its partners will be hosting a community event at Meadowbrook Middle School, 6000 North Lane, Orlando, FL 32808.


Contacts: Organize Florida


Ft. Lauderdale





4/29 (2-6 pm)

George English Park, 1101 Bayview Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Rally at the park (2-4p), then march over the bridge along Sunrise Blvd to the beach and back

Speakers planned at the rally and at the beach

By: Robert Figueroa, 917-652-1050 robertfigueroa@gmail.com

Women’s March Broward – Environmental Justice – Ingrid Ayala – ingrid1128@gmail.com, 954-243-3796

Other partners incl: Sierra Club Broward Gp, Progress For All, Sea Level Rise Solutions, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection, Citizens Climate Lobby


St Petersburg



4/29 (10:30a – 12:30p)

Mirror Lake, 654 Mirror Lake Dr N, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Contact: Michael Whalen, dayquestor108@protonmail.com 727-742-8297





New Town Urban Farm- 1225 Pearce Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209

We look forward to an afternoon of local environmental dialog, to explore where we can band together.

By:  Kimberly Miller – kmillerfsu@hotmail.com, (904) 327-8020

Sierra Club Northeast Florida Group





12-1 pm

Florida Historic Capitol • 400 South Monroe St. , Tallahassee, FL 32303

Join us on April 29th at 12PM to rally in front of the Historic Florida Capitol!

Contact: Holly Parker at hparker@surfrider.org or 850-567-3393 for more information.


Ft Myers




4/29 (2p – 5p)

Centennial Park, 2000 W 1st Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901

2-2:30 PM:  speakers, meet at Centennial Park, pavilion area. After, we will then march to the Edison Bridge, walk the bridge and back.

By:  Anonymous Movement of SW Florida

Anthony J (AJ) Amedure – 248-892-5015, moonwalkeraa@att.net  

Ruth Scott – ruth.scott@florida.sierraclub.org, 239-826-4056





4/29 (10a – 12p)  – Sarasota Stands for Climate Justice – sign waving event

Bayfront Park, Island Park Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

By:  Sarasota Climate Justice Coalition

20 organizations, stationary event in along stretch of road by Bayfront. Focus: Local solutions to climate change, esp. Ready for 100 campaign.


Sean Sellers – rssellers@gmail.com

Lynn Nilssen (Sierra) – lynn@nilssen.us





4/29 (3p – 5p)

Bo Diddley Plaza – 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

Meet at 3pm, then march to Depot Park where there will be speakers at 4pm

The East and West side of Gainesville are “impacted communities” and have had a lot to contend with over the last several decades.  We are staging here to bring attention to the issues of environmental justice for diverse communities and the interdependence of environmental responsibility and stewardship

By:  Sierra Club Suwannee-St Johns Group

Sherry Steiner, sherryannsteiner@gmail.com, 352-375-2563

Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, 352-222-8893, merrillee.malwitz-jipson@sierraclub.org





4/29 (10a – 12p CDT)

Downtown Pensacola, Long Hollow Park• 1001 N. Guillemard St., Pensacola, FL 32501

By: 350 Pensacola

Sandra Adams – sladamsphd@flgrn.com

Christian Wagley – 350pensacola@gmail.com

Karen L. Sanchez – karenlouiseatkinson@gmail.com, (850) 501-2039




4 corners Airport Pulling & US41• 3315 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112

(in front of Collier County Government Complex)

Contact: Barbara Gregory; IndivisibleCollier@gmail.com; 203-434-0333


North Palm Beach


4/29 (10a – 6p)

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park• 10920-10940 Jack Nicklaus Dr. , North Palm Beach, FL 33408

By: Palm Beach County Environmental Alliance

MarkOfferman13@gmail.com, 917-617-0486



Flagler Beach



4/29 (10a – 1p) – Rally by the Sea

Veteran’s Park- 105 S. 2nd St, Flagler Beach , FL 32136

meet at Wadsworth Park to march over the bridge to Veterans Park

By: Coquina Coast Democratic Progressive Caucus

info@coquinacoastprogressives.com,  386-361-4544

Rebecca Cappetta

Sierra Volusia-Flagler





4/30 (1p – 4p)

Sebring Civic Center, 345 W Center Ave, Sebring , FL 33870

By: Highlands County Democratic Party

Monique James – 863-381-3882

Audrey Asciutto – 863-273-0308highlandsdecchair@gmail.com


Bike CD12 – Lake Tarpon



4/29 (8:30a – ?)

John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34685


Bike CD12 – Clearwater/Safety Harbor, FL



4/29 (8:45a – ?)

Ream Wilson Trail, 1501 N Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL 33765


Bike CD12 – Odessa, FL


4/29 (9a – ?)

Lutz Lake Fern Trail Head, 7020 Lutz Lake Fern Road, Odessa, FL 33556


Bike CD12 – New Port Richey, FL



4/29 (10:30a – ?)

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Boulevard, New Port Richey, FL 34655


Bike CD12 – Dade City, FL



4/29 (12:15p – ?)

Withlacoochee State Trail – Trilby Trail Head – 37451 Trilby Rd, Dade City, FL 33523


Contacts for all CD12 Bike Rides: Elise Mysels – PascoActivists@gmail.com or pascopda@gmail.com, (813) 956-8661

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) 







  1. What does the Sierra Club, and your group by advocating for the march, mean ” Trump directly attacked the well-being of working families, and marginalized Indigenous communities, people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQIA community, women, young people, and low-income communities.” and what does that have to do with the Santa Fe or climate change?

    1. Trump and Big Money Politics, aka profit-driven, corporate-led corruption, unite all of these issues. As long as our government is profit-corrupted, our environment, working families, people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQIA community, women, young people, and low-income communities are all compromised at best and in peril at worst. This Climate March is a CALL TO ACTION to unite all of these issues under one umbrella, for the common underlying issue of bringing back democracy, the voice of the people, back in the driver’s seat. We must rally together consistently against this common cause, now more than ever.

    2. May I add: there are 20-40 million people in exreme suffering now in Africa due to the 4-6 droughts directly attributed to climate change. This is a global crisis directly impacting all communities.

    3. Another: “And as Mustafa Ali, longtime head of the environmental-justice program at the pre-Pruitt EPA, explains, if you know poor and vulnerable communities around the world, then you can already see the effects of climate change every single day. (For many communities, from Port Arthur, Texas, to Delhi and Beijing, global warming is the least of the problems with fossil fuel—chronic asthma takes precedence.) None of this is too hard to understand. It’s satellite science, not rocket science. At least until Trump powers down the feed, we can watch in real time as our emissions wreck our home.” from https://www.thenation.com/article/on-april-29-we-march-for-the-future/

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