This is the statewide Florida People’s Climate March press advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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
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!
4/29 (1p – 4p)Jose Marti Park, 399 SW 4th St, Miami, Florida 33130
By: Miami Climate Alliance
New Florida Majority – 305-754-0118
David McDougal, South Florida Regional Director – [email protected]
Valencia Gunder, South Florida Lead Organizer – [email protected]
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
Jill Wenner, Women’s March Pinellas – [email protected]
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
- Andrea Romero – [email protected] – 321-609-1564
- Michelle Suarez – [email protected]
- Yulissa Arce – [email protected]
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
Other partners incl: Sierra Club Broward Gp, Progress For All, Sea Level Rise Solutions, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection, Citizens Climate Lobby
4/29 (10:30a – 12:30p)
Mirror Lake, 654 Mirror Lake Dr N, St Petersburg, FL 33701
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.
Sierra Club Northeast Florida Group
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!
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
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 – [email protected]
Lynn Nilssen (Sierra) – [email protected]
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
4/29 (10a – 12p CDT)
Downtown Pensacola, Long Hollow Park• 1001 N. Guillemard St., Pensacola, FL 32501
By: 350 Pensacola
Sandra Adams – [email protected]
Christian Wagley – [email protected]
4 corners Airport Pulling & US41• 3315 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112
(in front of Collier County Government Complex)
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
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
4/30 (1p – 4p)
Sebring Civic Center, 345 W Center Ave, Sebring , FL 33870
By: Highlands County Democratic Party
Monique James – 863-381-3882
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
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)