From April 22nd to May 2nd there will be dozens of events bringing together neighbors from across the state to speak up on climate justice, workers’ rights, and protection for immigrants. There are events across the state focused on standing up for healthy, vibrant communities, from a broad coalition of organizations.
Here are a few highlights for this week and the week ahead:
- March for Science:April 22nd in Seattle and across the state to defend the vital role science plays in protecting our communities. More info here.
- People’s Climate March: marches for equitable climate action, in eastern, central, or western Washington, April 29th. Here are 3 Alliance members will attend:
- People’s Climate Action Summit: organize, share, and deepen relationships between communities and organizations working to build intersectional climate action with workshops and discussions throughout the day, April 29th, 12-5PM at Seattle University. More info here.
- Climate Justice Feeder Marchin Seattle to the May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights, and support workers and immigrants marching on May Day in Yakima.
If you are planning to attend or cover these events, here are a few Alliance leaders who can provide greater depth and information:
- Rich Stolz, One America (May Day, People’s Climate March Kalama)
- Jeff Johnson, Washington State Labor Council (May Day)
- Becky Kelley, Washington Environmental Council (People’s Climate March/Summit, Seattle)
- Kimberly Powe, Puget Sound Sage (People’s Climate March/Summit, Seattle)
- Edgar Franks, Community to Community (People’s Climate March Bellingham)
Press contacts for background and other logistical questions:
- Felipe Rodriguez-Flores, Latino Community Fund (May Day Yakima)
- Jessica Ramirez, Front and Centered (May Day Seattle)
- Nick Abraham, Washington Environmental Council/Washington Conservation Voters (People’s Climate Action March/Summit)