People’s Climate Movement Continues to Build Momentum

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Updated April 20, 2017

The weeks leading up to April 29 will be full of faith events sponsored by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, the Franciscan Action Network, Catholic Climate Covenant, and other partner organizations.

  • GCCM has launched a #Mercy2Earth Initiative to celebrate Catholics doing acts of mercy for our common home in late April (Register Here).
  • If you are traveling to Washington D.C., we strongly encourage you to make the most of your time by meeting with your Senators and Representative on Friday, April 28th.  For those interested, Catholic Climate Covenant will offer an advocacy training session on Friday morning, April 28th (Register Here). Even if you can’t make the training in person, register using the link and you will be sent a recording.
  • To get your energy up for lots of walking and chanting, come out to the People’s Climate March Potluck on Friday evening before the march, April 28 at the Stuart Center, in Washington, D.C. Bring your friends, bring a dish, and meet some fellow marchers. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jason Miller.
  • There will be a mass on Saturday morning, April 29 at 9am, at St. Dominic Church, in Washington, D.C. Come pray with us for the transformation of hearts and minds as we prepare to demonstrate peaceful resistance.
  • There is great new information on the People’s Climate March transportation page for folks to arrange a carpool or rideshare if you can bring others with you. With events of this size, helping with transportation can be one of the most important things people can do. 
  • The DC area Interfaith Power and Light chapter is collecting and coordinating information for hospitality purposes. If you are in the DC metro area and your congregation can host a group in town for the March, fill out this form to let IPL know. Conversely, if you’re a Lead looking for a place your group can stay, let them know that as well.
  • Our friends at the Global Catholic Climate Movement have put together this March Toolkit, with many resources, including downloadable signs, banners and printable stickers.

If you are not able to make it to Washington DC for the main mobilization, you can still be part of the action by participating in one of many sister marches taking place across the country. Visit the People’s Climate March website to find a march near you.

Help build momentum in April: Check out this helpful Political Action Toolkit. People's Climate Movement is working with the Town Hall Project (THP) to connect climate organizers into town hall actions that are taking place in communities across the country during the April Congressional recess. In this toolkit, you'll find everything you need to to engage in your local town halls.

The GCCM’s project coordinator Marisa Vertrees is contacting people who are open to becoming a Catholic Lead for the PCM. Leads will help in organizing groups from your own community to attend the march. GCCM has terrific resources such as bulletin announcements, flyers and more. They will help you through the whole process. If interested, please sign up here and Marisa will contact you.

We will continue to update this page about the Catholic gathering meeting point as well as  resources such as sample posters and messaging so stay tuned.

You are also welcome to join our bi-weekly calls to learn more. Here is the call-in information:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/730218715
Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 730 218 715

Resources:
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Answers
    Information on Getting to DC
    Bus Organizing Cheat Sheet
    Sister March Locations
    Posters & Flyers
    Social Media Toolkit

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