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Marchers will resist climate-denying policies and urge strong local climate action, including 100% clean energy and Community Choice Energy, in solidarity with the national day of action

San Diego, CA - On Saturday April 29th over three thousand San Diegans are expected to join the People’s Climate March (PCM) at the downtown Waterfront Park under the slogan “Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Healthy Earth”. They will call on local leaders to support a just and rapid transition to 100% clean energy and to oppose federal efforts to roll back climate policies that protect our families. The local march, organized by a coalition of environmental, social justice, labor, student, and faith organizations, takes place in solidarity with the People’s Climate Mobilization on the same day in Washington DC and hundreds of other sister marches around the country and the world. A bicycle valet will be set up to encourage participants to arrive by bike. The event will conclude with entertainment, information booths, a sign contest, and a kid zone with activities.

Speakers will include:

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

San Diego Councilmember David Alvarez

Rev. J. Lee Hill, Jr., Senior Pastor, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church (UCC)

Bobby Wallace of the Barona Band of Mission Indians, Kumeyaay Nation

Prof. Jeffrey Severinghaus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Dan Sullivan, President and Founder, Sullivan Solar Power

Willow Lark and Mukta Kelkar, students at SDSU & UCSD

Jim Miller, Co-Chair, Environmental Caucus, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO

WHAT: Over 3,000 San Diegans holding a powerful rally and one mile loop march.

WHEN: Saturday April 29th,10am to 2pm

WHO: Elected officials, students, faith leaders, and members of over 50 local organizations including SanDiego350, Sierra Club, Environmental Health Coalition, Alliance San Diego, Surfrider Foundation, Greenlove SDSU, the Catholic Diocese of San Diego, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council.

WHERE: Waterfront Park, on the western steps of the County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, 92101

VISUALS: Musicians, drummers, dancers from Grupo Quetzalhuitzilin de San Diego, zumba dancers, puppets, parachute banners, large painted butterflies, huge colorful banners and more.

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