The climate is in breakdown. Corporate polluters turn communities of color into graveyards. Meanwhile, those in power do nothing but fan the flames. We refuse to stand by while more people die. The time to act for climate justice is now.
President Trump relishes his massive giveaways to the fossil fuel industry. Want a pipeline, he says? Here you go! Tax cuts for your shareholders? Be my guest! Need to pollute? We’ll look the other way!
People’s Action is doubling down: There’s no time to wait. We came to Washington two weeks ago in force and took over the Environmental Protection Agency plaza, where we told EPA chief Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, to stop promoting polluters and start protecting people.
Nearly a thousand People’s Action leaders came to the EPA from across the country to raise their voices and fists in protest. Dozens of EPA workers came down to listen and stand with us, too.
“Stop killing us!” said Emily Teranna from Buffalo, New York, leading the crowd. Rev Tony Pierce whose Peoria, Illinois neighborhood has been poisoned by pollution from the Edwards Coal Plant, also spoke. Then more people started sharing their experiences.
People’s Action groups from Minnesota to Idaho are also fighting dark-money groups who want to criminalize protests like the one we held in D.C., and strip us of our freedom of speech.
Thank you for all that you do,
Ben and everyone at People’s Action