Take action on 29/4/17: Huddersfield March for Climate, Justice and Jobs – We Resist, We Build, We Rise

“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.”  People’s Climate Movement

On Saturday 29th April people will mark Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office with protests in Washington and across the world. Join Huddersfield’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs on 29th April to be part of these global actions to resist, build and rise.

The US-based People’s Climate Movement has called a March for climate, justice and jobs in Washington DC and across the US to stand up for communities and climate.  They say:

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.

It’s up to us to stop that from happening before it starts.

Our fights are tied together, and we will only succeed together. That’s why, from now through the first 100 days and beyond, we are taking action and standing up for everything and everyone we love — and we are calling on everyone to join us on April 29th; for a massive march to bring our demands to the streets of Washington, D.C.

We’re ready to fight back, and we are ready to build a resistance to Trump and Congress’ attacks on our climate, our communities, and our jobs that stands alongside the unprecedented Women’s Marches and other powerful rallies that shook the globe in the hours and days following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the 115th Congress.

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.

In Huddersfield there will be a March for Climate, Justice and Jobs in solidarity with the US People’s Climate Movement march and in protest against:

  • Trump’s planet-wrecking policies,
  • Trump’s ‘filling the swamp with vested interests’,
  • Trump’s Muslim and refugees ban,
  • Trump’s attack on reproductive rights AND
  • the way Trump has made extremism normal.

(Please read Asad Rehman’s Friends of the Earth blog to read more about these five issues.)

The provisional times and locations for Saturday 29th April are:

10.45am Gather at Nelson Mandela Corner (at the back of Huddersfield Library)

11am Start of event including speeches and march to Market Square.

12pm End of event.

Note: The times and locations are provisional. Please check on the Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change website in the fortnight before the event for final confirmation.

We see this event as a platform for any other groups campaigning on complementary issues of environment, race, gender, sexual orientation and economic and social justice and welcome links being made with relevant local or UK campaigns. Please get in touch (kirkleesccc@hotmail.co.uk) if you would like to contribute to the event or if you would like further information.

 

 

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