While the main march will take place in Washington DC, The local event is one of hundreds of such sister marches occurring across the nation and around the world to call on Congress, the White House, and other elected officials to put the public interest ahead of the special interests of fossil fuel companies and other global corporations.
The program will start promptly at 3 pm with brief introductory comments. The marchers will depart the park at about 3:30 pm. to walk through downtown Medford and then return to the Commons and the stage at Pear Blossom Park for a program of speakers and music. The program should end by 6:00 pm.
The march recognizes that in these extraordinary times we must unite to address many of the interconnected issues that impact our communities. Community members, organizations, and elected officials are invited to join the People’s Climate March as we, in Southern Oregon, march for:
- Urgent action on climate change.
- Good-paying clean energy jobs in our region.
- Stopping the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline.
- Safeguarding public lands, clean water, air, and fisheries.
- Supporting family farms and a diversified local economy.
- Protecting farm and forest workers
- Respecting tribal territories and culture.
- Protecting residents from the health impacts of climate change.
- Standing up for climate justice by reducing impacts on low-income communities, children, seniors, and communities of color.
- Basing public policy on the public interest and not the special interests of global corporations and profits over people.
- Protecting the beauty of Southern Oregon and the livability of our planet for all life and future generations.
- Prioritizing affordable housing with convenient, energy-efficient transportation.
- Promoting Peace.
The march will hold accountable both corporate executives and elected public officials at all levels, regardless of party, who threaten our region and our planet.
Those interested in joining the People’s March of Southern Oregon are encouraged to sign up for the event at: https://peoplesclimate.org/sister-marches/. A local zipcode will find our event. For more information visit the Facebook page by searching: People’s Climate March of Southern Oregon.
Ashland Youth Climate Action; Bellview Grange; Chamber of Commons; Citizens for Peace and Justice; ECOS at SOU; Friends of Cascade Siskiyou Monument; Geos Institute; Grassroots Sound Co; Green Springs Inn and Cabins; Hair on Fire, Oregon; Health Care for All Oregon - Rogue Valley; Jackson County Community Rights Group (CELDF); Jackson County Democratic Party; Joan Kalvelage Ph.D.; Klamath Riverkeeper; Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center; KSKQ; Mankind Project Elders Group; Medford Congregational United Church of Christ – Justice and Peace Team; Medford Food Co-op; Northwest Forest Worker Center; Northwest Outdoor Store; Occupy Medford; ORD2 Indivisible; Oregon Honey Festival; OSPIRG SOU; Our Revolution Southern Oregon (ORSO); OSPIRG SOU; Peace House; Racial Equality Coalition; Red Earth Descendants; Rogue Climate; Rogue Community College (RCC) Green Team; Rogue Valley Audubon Society; Rogue Valley Farm To School; Siskiyou Native Plant Society or Oregon; Soda Mountain Wilderness Council; Southern Oregon Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL); Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN); SOCAN at Mountain Meadows; Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice; Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance Community; Speak for the Trees; Unete Center for Farmworker Advocacy; Unite Oregon; Veterans for Peace Chapter 156 Rogue Valley; Wild Wines; Williams Community Forest Project; Women in Black-Medford.