Sierra Club Sponsors DC-NYC Train for People's Climate March
Mark Westlund, 415-977-5719; email@example.com
San Francisco, CA – The Sierra Club today announced the launch of a national climate caravan with a specially designated Amtrak train originating in Washington D.C. that will bring volunteers from around the Washington, DC area to the People’s Climate March in New York City, Sunday, September 21. The march will be staged in advance of the UN Climate Summit to be held on Wednesday, September 23.
Leaders from around the world are expected to attend the summit with the expectation that this will lead to more serious attention to address global climate change. Tena of thousands of members and volunteers from the Sierra Club are expected to join a coalition of over 200 environmental, labor, and civil rights organizations that will march in New York to demand more be done to halt climate disruption.
“Trains have always been an integral part of the American experience. Trains were the catalyst for action on civil rights and fair wages in the days of segregation and the Pullman strike, and the Freedom Train created a shared experience for the nation's bicentennial, bringing cherished pieces of history like George Washington's copy of the Constitution and Martin Luther King's pulpit to small town America,” said Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club. “Today, trains are breaking record after record for ridership, and will once again make history in America by bringing people from all walks of life to New York City where they will participate in what could be the largest event in history focused on this single purpose: protecting our planet's climate by saying no to dirty fossil fuels and yes to clean energy prosperity.”
The Sierra Club and event organizers are working with their regional and local leaders to add additional trains and buses around the country to the national climate caravan. Once routes are finalized, the Sierra Club will be providing more information about whistle stops and activities along all of the routes. People interested in taking the Washington, D.C. train to the People’s Climate March should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.