Reading tweets and such, the organizers of todayâ€™s Forward On Climate Change actions in DC, and others reporting, are estimating between 35,000 to 50,000 participants. And thatâ€™s in some cold conditions.
Presented by 135 different organizations and their members, including 350.org, the Sierra Club, the Hip Hop Caucus, Greenpeace, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Green For All and Forecast the Facts.
See photos from todayâ€™s action here.
Below is the letter to President Obama you can, should you choose, sign here.
Dear President Obama:
I urge you to take strong, decisive action on climate change and reject the Keystone XL pipeline. I stand with the tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, DC for the Forward on Climate rally. This is the largest climate protest in the history of the United States, and thousands are gathered across the country at solidarity rallies in two dozen cities. A majority of Americans now believe in climate change and think something needs to be done to solve this crisis. Now is the time to act, and we need you to lead. Reject Keystone XL. Move us forward on climate. Your legacy depends on it.
(Forward On Climate Change F17 via 350.org)