The People's Climate March Is About More Than Just The Environment

The main march in Washington, D.C., starts at the U.S. Capitol and is slated to travel to the White House and the Washington Monument.
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The People's Climate March Is About More Than Just The Environment

President Donald Trump's 100th day in office will look a lot like his second: protests across the country.

Following in the footsteps of the Women's March and March for Science, the People's Climate March is expected to draw thousands of demonstrators Saturday in Washington, D.C. Over 200 sister marches also are expected across the globe.

As you likely guessed from the name, the goal of the march is to strengthen the movement to protect the environment, including the climate.

But in addition to "solutions to the climate crisis," it also calls for the end of "attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people, and lands and workers."

The march itself isn't new. It was first held the day before the United Nations Climate Summit in 2014. It drew about 400,000 people that year.

In the years since, the People's Climate Movement held a day of action throughout local communities and developed its platform.

This year's march has grown to include a steering committee of 55 organizations and well over 500 partners.