On Saturday, April 29, thousands of people will gather from almost every state in Washington, D.C. for the People’s Climate March, a mass mobilization of people in resistance of President Trump’s agenda.
According to the organizers of the march, the protest will literally surround the White House Saturday.
“At 2 PM on April 29th, tens of thousands of people will encircle the White House in Washington D.C. to directly confront Donald Trump and challenge those who are pursuing a right-wing agenda that destroys our environment while favoring corporations and the 1 percent over workers and communities,” said Paul Getsos, National Coordinator for the Peoples Climate Movement in a release. “This administration continues waging attacks on immigrants, Muslims, people of color and LGBTQI people everyday. This moment will be the highlight of a day that will begin with a march leading from the Capital to Washington Monument.”
While sister protests are happening all around the country, including one on Saturday in State College, tickets are still available for students interested in attending the march.
The Moshannon Group, one of 10 Pennsylvania Sierra Club groups, plan to send buses down to D.C. to join in the march. The buses will leave at 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wegman’s on North Atherton Street and return from D.C. around 11 p.m. While tickets for the public are $12, Penn State students can reserve tickets to attend the march for $10.
One of the organizers of the event, Katherine Alden encourages students to attend. “This is a moment to bring the range of progressive social change movements together. Pushing back against the Trump agenda and at the same time pushing forward on our vision of a clean, safe world where the rights of all people are protected and expanded means we all must work together.”
For information on reserving tickets to the march, those interested can check the Moshannon Group’s Meetup page here.
The Underground will have reporters on site in D.C. for coverage during the march, so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @psuunderground.
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