Environmental, peace groups join together for People’s Climate March Sept. 21

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Climate Change

peoples-climate-march-2014-300pxMore than 500,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Sierra Club and 350.org initiated the statewide organizing effort this summer.

The march, endorsed by over 600 national and local organizations, coincides with a September 23 global summit on climate change called by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, frustrated at the slow pace of progress on this crucial issue. Ban Ki-moon will propose an aggressive global pact to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2015.

For more on this story, visit: Connecticut labor, environmental, peace groups join together for People’s Climate March » peoplesworld.

NOTE: Details for transportation via Metro-North commuter trains are still being worked out, but you can use this form to sign up to get tickets through us once they are available.

YOU CAN PURCHASE BUS TICKETS RIGHT NOW AT:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pcm-ct-tickets-12374471377

A broad coalition of CT groups is working together to get thousands of people to the PeoplesClimateMarch.org (PCM) on Sunday, September 21, 2014, in NY City. To purchase a bus ticket, click the link above.

Organizers are also negotiating with Metro-North to secure trains with a reduced fare.

USE THE FORM BELOW TO TELL them that you are planning to participate in the march and that YOU WANT A TRAIN TICKET.

We are seeking a roundtrip fare from New Haven that will be substantially lower than the standard off-peak fare of $32.50 (even lower from Bridgeport and Stamford). We want everyone to go to the March. If you can’t afford our fare, let us know what you need. We will make it work. We’ll send out more information to those who RSVP using this form, once the details are available.

YOU CAN HELP by encouraging other likely train passengers to use this RSVP form. Please include a link to this form on webpages and in any electronic communications. If it’s helpful, you can use this short URL: http://bit.ly/CTtrainRSVP.

We will inform Metro-North IN ADVANCE how many passengers to expect in case additional cars or whole trains are needed. So we will need people to purchase their tickets through our online system as early as possible.

March details:The march will begin at Columbus Circle (59th St & 8th Ave) at 11am or Noon and end on 11th Ave between 34th and 38th Streets. (Both the start and end points are about a half hour walk from Grand Central Station.)

If you have questions, you can contact john.humphries1664@gmail.com (please use “Climate Train” in the subject line) or call Pat Wallace (203-285-5077) or Henry Lowendorf (203-389-9547).

NOTE: You MUST click the “Submit” button at the bottom of THIS FORM to have your responses recorded.

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