Saturday, April 29: Western Mass marches for Climate, Jobs and Justice.
WHY WE ARE MARCHING
On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Springfield, Washington D.C. and in other cities across the nation to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet. This is a sister march for the big People’s Climate March in Washington, DC and other locations. Bring your signs!
Gathering Rally: 3:00 pm Federal Courthouse, 300 State St
March begins: 3:30
Rally: 4:30-5:30 City Hall, 36 Court Street
3 pm Gathering Rally at the Courthouse
Including children’s Activities by Mothers Out Front & music & sing-along
4:30 Rally at City Hall with Spanish language and ASL Interpreters.
- MCs: Ivette Hernández of the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition & Eric Bauer of Jobs With Justice
- Tem Blessed
- Charlie King, Peter Blood, Sarah Pirtle, Paul Kaplan and friends
- Verne McArthur
- Roxanne Langevine
Climate Action Now, Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, Neighbor to Neighbor, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Arise for Social Justice, SEIU 1199, Gerena School, Renaissance School, Springfield City Council, Islamic Society of Western Mass
MARCH ROUTE & PARKING
The optimal parking locations are the Civic Center Garage and the Harrison Avenue Parking Lot.
From Northampton, meet at Sheldon Field commuter lot off Bridge Street at 1:30.
If you would like to start another carpool starting point, please please email or contact Rachael by Thursday 413-530-3863 or email email@example.com
Community Bike Caravan from Northampton to Holyoke to Springfield march start point
Go to this page for details!
ARRIVAL BY BUS
Map of the walk from bus to the starting point.
Click on map to see easy walk from the bus station to the march start. Turn right out of bus station onto Main St. Turn left onto State Street; walk up to the Federal Court House at 300 State St. That’s where we’ll be gathering!
PVTA Bus Leaving Northampton: B48 to Holyoke and the P21 express to Springfield
PVTA From Amherst R29 to Holyoke Transportation Center then P21 to Springfield
Please help our movement grow by sharing this page, and the Facebook event for April 29 Western Mass Climate Justice March: here
How to donate or help with this march (thank you!) – click here
The Springfield Climate Justice Coalition and Climate Action Now are the primary sponsors and organizers of the march.
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Greenfield
Amherst Area NAACP
Climate Witness Committee of Mt. Toby Friends Meeting
Congregation B’nai Israel
Earth Ministry Team First Congrgational Amherst
Edwards Church of Northampton
First Church of Northampton
First Congregational Church, Amherst
Green Rainbow Party Pioneer Valley Chapter
Jobs with Justice
Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley
Northampton Friends Meeting
Pathways to Justice
Pioneer Valley Action
Pioneer Valley Women’s March
Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Progressive Pioneer Valley
Social Justice Commission of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parrish of Northampton
Southampton Democratic Town Committee
Springfield Area Interfaith Climate Action Network
Sugar Shack Alliance
SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
Veterans for Peace Chapter 95 Daniel Shays Brigade
Western Massachusetts Episcopal Diocese Social Justice Commission
Image on our poster is by Mona Caron from 350.org