Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Trump and May's Climate Disaster: Rise Up! - 22, 29 April and more








There are some exciting events coming up in April -  opportunities to show solidarity with our friends in the US fighting their government's climate denial; to tell our own government that their dismal record of cuts to climate action is a poor response to the escalating climate crisis; and to take practical action.
Scientists in the US have responded strongly to the Trump administration's plans to slash climate science budgets, as well as rejection of facts and evidence in a range of other areas (including the choice of a climate denier to head the key agency in charge of tackling climate change).

On 22 April, Earth Day, they will march in Washington, and in other cities in the US and around the world. We'll be joining the March for Science in London with a climate change bloc. (Facebook event). There are also science marches planned in EdinburghBristol, and Manchester.

On 29 April, as the People's Climate March takes place in the US, we're taking a message of solidarity to Westminster Bridge and rallying for UK campaigners to rise up for climate action! Find out more on our website and on Facebook.

So far we're aware of other UK solidarity events in ReadingCanterbury and Huddersfield. If you're organising something locally, do get in touch!

Londoners can join our planning meetings, the next one is this Thursday - details on Facebook and our website.
We want 29th April not just to be a symbolic action but an opportunity to facilitate people's involvement in further practical campaigning  - and in that spirit wanted to flag up a couple more events...
With AGM season coming up soon, join ShareAction on 5 April to find out how you can help hold companies to account, taking your climate change questions to CEOs. 

And further ahead, there's a global week of divestment action 5-13 May. In the run up to this, 350.org and People and Planet are running training events round the country for this from now until 9 April.
Hope to see you soon, and let us know about events coming up we may have missed!
Claire and all at CCC

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