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Forward on Climate will be the largest climate rally in U.S. history—tens of thousands of people will be in DC to tell President Obama to step up and be a leader on climate change.

But sometimes traveling all the way to Washington, D.C. just isn't in the cards. Here is a list of solidarity rallies around the country. If you can't make it to Washington on Feb. 17, then attend a rally near you.

California

Los Angeles

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m.

Where: Start at the South-West Side of Paseo De La Plaza in Olvera St. (Between North Los Angeles St. & Main St.)
Destination: South side steps of City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA

What: City Hall events include Prayer for the Earth, songs, dance, speakers, and closing ceremony

Sponsored by: Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, Tar Sands Action Southern California, Food and Water Watch, and other organizations

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/545359235484063/

 

Monterey

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, Noon-2 p.m.

Where: Window on the Bay Park, Del Monte Ave. at Camino El Estero

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/200787623399106

 

San Diego

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 - 3 p.m.

Where: Mission Bay Park Visitors Center, 2688 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 921095 and I-5 overpass

What: Rally with speakers, giant banners, singing telegram for President Obama, and more.

Sponsored by: SanDiego350.org, Citizens Climate Lobby, Sierra Club San Diego, and other organizations

To RSVP or for more information: http://sandiego350.org/ai1ec_event/keystone-pipeline-protest/

 

San Francisco

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 - 3 p.m.

Where: One Market Plaza, 1 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105

Sponsored by: Local Bay Area 350 organizations, chapters of The Sierra Club, NRDC, and dozens of other Bay Area organizations

To RSVP or for more information: http://www.350bayarea.org/forward_on_climate_bay_area_rally

 

Colorado

Denver

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Where: March from Auraria Campus (900 Auraria Parkway) to Civic Center Parkway

What: Student-led march and human oil spill (please wear all black!)

Sponsored by: Go Fossil Free Campaigns, 350 Colorado, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, Greenpeace, Environment Colorado, Conservation Colorado, Protect Our Colorado, and other organizations

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/517131098320864/

 

Illinois

Chicago

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.

Where: Grant Park (Michigan and Congress)

What: Chicagoans will gather in Grant Park to celebrate and display the growth of sustainable communities in our city and reject the authority of governments to destroy the future of our home.

Sponsored by: Chicago Youth Climate Coalition - CYCC

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/182372655219910/

 

Iowa

Ames

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 - 2 p.m.

Where: Brookside Park

What: This is a family-friendly event. There will be a 10 minute talk about why we owe it to our children to address climate change now, and there will be a petition to sign asking President Obama not to approve the pipeline. There will also be a letter for kids to sign.

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/141150469381639/

 

Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Iowa City, Davenport and Dubuque

When: Friday, Feb. 15

What: Iowans across the state are asking our Congressional representatives and senators for climate action by delivering letters and postcards to their offices supporting climate action.

Sponsored by: Iowa Climate Advocates

To RSVP or for more information: http://www.iowaclimateadvocates.org/nationalupdates/february15-climateactionacrossiowa

 

Michigan

Fenton

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 12:30  - 4 p.m.

What: Coalition teach-in on climate change in solidarity with the Forward on Climate Rally in DC.

Sponsored by: Interfaith Committee on Latin America, Joining Hands Action Team of the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Climate Action Saint Louis, Sierra Club, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, and the Gateway Green Alliance

To RSVP or for more information: https://docs.google.com/a/sierraclub.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG1oVXM0MTRxWllwNUt5Yk04cHJFZFE6MQ#gid=0

 

Montana

Bozeman

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 1  p.m.

Where: The library at 626 E. Main St.

What: We will hold signs at 1 p.m., then watch a live feed of the Forward on Climate Rally in D.C. from the library. We will hear from speaker Kristi Chester Vance of Forest Ethics.

 

Missoula

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, Noon - 1  p.m.

Where: N. Higgins St. Circle, at the XXXs

What: Missoulians will rally at the downtown red XXXs then march to the Higgins Street bridge to call on our leaders to take decisive action to solve the climate crisis. Speakers will include Mayor John Engen, Beth Schenk, RN at Providence St. Patrick Hospital, and Jan Hoem with Montana Elders for a Livable Tomorrow.

Sponsored by: Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Montana Elders for a Livable Tomorrow, Transition Missoula, Blue Skies Campaign, University of Montana Climate Action Now, Montana Audubon, Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund, and AERO

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/142713462559904/

 

Oregon

Medford

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m.

Where: 1 p.m. at the Medford Public Library (205 South Central Ave.) and 2:30 p.m. outside Porters Restaurant (147 N Front St.)

What: Art activities, rogue climate education, speakers, and taking a giant salmon photo with a crane!

Sponsored by: Southern Oregon Climate Action Network

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogue-Climate-Art/117716961734629

 

Texas

Austin

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m.

Where: 5th and Lamar, in front of Whole Foods

What: Rally to show our support of the D.C. Forward on Climate Rally and raise climate change awareness here in Austin. Please wear a blue shirt (or a No KXL shirt if you have one) and bring an anti Keystone XL/climate change awareness sign.

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/121998384644026/

 

Washington

Olympia

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 3: p.m.

Where: Heritage Park

What: Open rally with speakers, tabling and general merriment

Sponsored by: Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation, Sierra Club, and other organizations.

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/142713462559904/?context=create

 

Seattle

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Golden Gardens Park (8498 Seaview Pl. NW)

What: We will take a crowd picture with our NO Fossil Fuel Exports signs and send to Gov. Inslee and Pres. Obama. At noon we will form a walking train and walk along the beach, wearing red no coal export t-shirts. Along the way we will learn about the dangers of exporting fossil fuels to our climate, waterways and local economy. Wear Red and bring something to make some noise -- kazoos, tambourines, whistles, harmonicas, whatever you want!

We will joined by a special guest speaker, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.

To RSVP or for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/200722496738864/

 

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