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Thousands to March for Climate at Mar-A-Lago & 20 Florida cities on Sat., April 29

Posted: 26 Apr 2017 08:29 AM PDT
Press Advisory
Contact: Jonathan Ullman, Sierra Club,

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, Key West 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.


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PCM Sister Events in Florida

For continuous updates: click here 

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

Florida march hub:


Official Florida Twitter hashtags:    #ClimateMarchFL   #PeoplesClimateFL

Official National Twitter hashtags:  #ClimateMarch       #PeoplesClimate

West Palm Beach to 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.com610-220-0223

Patrick Ferguson, Sierra Club, patrick.ferguson@sierraclub.org954-288-4234


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 –

Valencia Gunder, South Florida Lead Organizer –

Zelalem Adefris – – 786-414-1300

Tampa Bay  – 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)

Jennifer Rubiello, Environment Florida, 818.203.7625 cell,

Jill Wenner, Women’s March Pinellas –

Phil Compton – Sierra Club FL Ready for 100 campaign staff – phil.compton@sierraclub.org813-841-3601

Kent Bailey, TB Sierra Group Chair 813-727-1202

Blake Williams, (407) 902-7399 cell


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.

ContactsOrganize Florida

·         Andrea Romero – – 321-609-1564

·         Michelle Suarez –

·         Yulissa Arce –

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

Gabriela Wisniewski, Gabrielawisniewski@yahoo.com305-849-4313

Other partners incl: Sierra Club Broward Group, Progress For All, Sea Level Rise Solutions, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection, Citizens Climate Lobby, League of Women Voters Broward and Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward 

St Petersburg

4/29 (10:30a – 12:30p)

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

Gather at Mirror Lake and 6th St. N, for signmaking, tabling, speaker’s rally, then ~ 11:15a a sidewalk march into downtown for the 1.7-mi round trip, back at Mirror Lake around 12:30p.

Contact: Michael Whalen, 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 – 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 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 –  

Ruth Scott – ruth.scott@florida.sierraclub.org239-826-4056


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 –

Lynn Nilssen (Sierra) –


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 theinterdependence of environmental responsibility and stewardship

By:  Sierra Club Suwannee-St Johns Group

Sherry Steiner, sherryannsteiner@gmail.com352-375-2563

Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson,


4/29 (10a – 12p CDT)

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

By: 350 Pensacola

Sandra Adams –

Christian Wagley –

Karen L. Sanchez – 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.com203-434-0333

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,  386-361-4544

Rebecca Cappetta

Sierra Volusia-Flagler

Key West

4/29 (9a – 1p) – community event/ rally

Bayview Park, Key West, FL (Truman Avenue & Jose Marti Dr)

City’s Arbor Day will include tree planting and rainbarrel workshop. At noon, City Mayor and others will speak about City’s efforts on climate change. Wear yellow, orange or red for a crowd photo op.

By:  Women’s March FL – Florida Keys

Natalia Duke,


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 – 863-273-0308 –

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 – or 956-8661

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) 


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