A HUGE thank you to all those who marched with us and supported us as we traveled to NYC on September 21, 2014, to participate in the People’s Climate March.  We are so honored to have been part of this record setting march for the climate.  350 Madison is proud to have sent 150 marchers from Madison along with numerous supporters back home.

 

Here are more pictures from our trip, courtesy Monika Blazs. Thanks Monika!

With 400,000 people in NYC, and 2808 solidarity events in 160 countries, we took to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach:  a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

 With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we took a stand to bend the course of history and we will keep on marching in our local communities, demanding climate action NOW!

350 Madison’s involvement in the People’s Climate March (PCM) would not have been possible without the outstanding work of Mary Beth Elliott.  Months ago, Mary Beth took the lead on organizing our entire trip and we are deeply grateful for her time, energy, enthusiasm, commitment, and special personal touch in every detail of our trip.  Our involvement in the PCM was a success due to her efforts!

Many thanks to all those who took pictures, especially our photographer, Monika Blazs.  

Media coverage of our participation in the People’s Climate March:

Rev. Nick Utphall’s letter to the editor in the WI State Journal

Mary Beth Elliott’s Op-Ed in the WI Gazette.

Margaret Krome’s article on her participation in the People’s Climate March.

The Cap Times article on Madison’s representation at the People’s Climate March.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s editorial on People’s Climate March.

Grist story featuring local marcher Mariella Treleven.

WPR’s Central Time featuring WI marchers Laura Hanson Schlachter and Laura Kiernan.

WKOW’s coverage of the NYC bus trip send off party.

Mashable article featuring Laura Hanson Schlachter.

WPR’s Chuck Quarmbach’s interview with Beth Esser.

WORT’s interview with Judy Skog and Don Ferber.

Julia Isaacs’s blog post about her participation in the march.

WI Gazette’s coverage on the People’s Climate March.

More WI Gazette coverage.

Did you miss the march?  Watch it here courtesy Democracy NOW!

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