More than 300,000 people in Washington DC and across the country joined together in a powerful demonstration of unity for jobs, justice, and climate action.

On April 29th, students, workers, faith communities, Indigenous Nations, community organizations, and environmental groups joined together to make it clear that this resistance will defend our communities, now and forever.

The march was a beautiful, hopeful moment.

The Peoples Climate March on April 29, 2017 was a huge success, with over 300,000 people participating in Washington, D.C., and tens of thousands more taking part at over 370 sister marches across the country.

The march extended for over 20 blocks down Pennsylvania, with tens of thousands more surging along the mall to push back on the Trump administration’s policies and stand up for “climate, jobs and justice.”

The day’s activities in D.C. began at sunrise with a water ceremony led by Indigenous peoples at the Capitol Reflecting Pool. Participants included Cheyenne River Sioux tribal members who traveled 1,536 miles by bus from Eagle Bend, SD to attend the ceremonies.

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They called for a new renewable energy economy that created good paying, union jobs, and prioritized low-income and people of color communities.

"Today’s leaves me inspired & hopeful for our future. We must continue to work together & fight for climate justice. It was an honor to meet with Indigenous tribes today before the Climate March." said Leonardo DiCaprio 

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