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This changes everything: Climate actions across Washington this weekend
September 15, 2014

Are you ready? Because this weekend is when we're going to  change everything.

As world leaders gather in New York City for the UN Climate Summit later this month, tens of thousands of people will come together in the streets to send a clear message: the time to act on climate change is now.

The epicenter of this massive demonstration will be in the streets of New York, on Sept. 21. But community pressure to take action on climate change is nationwide and worldwide—and demonstrations are taking place all over, including in Washington State.

We invite you and your family to join us in the streets this weekend. On Sept. 21, join the People's Climate March in downtown Seattle—in a major solidarity rally endorsed by Climate Solutions, 350 Seattle, Idle No More, IBEW Local 46, the Transit Riders Union and a host of allied organizations.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, head to the border for Climate Change Knows No Borders—a powerful international climate action at the Peace Arch in Blaine, WA, where we'll speak out to protect our Salish Sea waterways from damage by fossil fuel exports. 

Many other People's Climate events are scheduled across the state (details below). Together, we will demand state, national and international action to address climate change and speed our transition to a clean energy economy, with new green jobs and a just transition for workers in fossil fuel industries. Together we can stand up in our own communities to organize, build power, confront the destructive force of fossil fuels, and shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.

To change everything, we need everybody. That means you. Bring yourself, your friends, your family, neighbors and coworkers.  And if you have friends and family in the northeast, call them, email them, tweet at them to make sure they join the big march in downtown New York!

Here's a partial list of Peoples' Climate actions taking place around Washington State. Note that all actions are on Sunday the 21st except the Peace Arch action in Blaine:

Visit PeoplesClimate.org to learn more, and to find more action locations near you.

We hope that you feel as we do: that this is a pivotal time for our efforts to turn the tide on carbon pollution, and to demand and win real climate solutions. Together, we can do it; we must; and we will...see you this weekend!

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Author Bio

As Digital Communications Manager, Jonathan uses online tools to extend the reach of Climate Solutions programs, and to expand the community of people and organizations working together for clean energy and sustainable climate policies. He serves as managing editor of climatesolutions.org, and oversees our email list communications and social media.

Before joining Climate Solutions in 2014, Jonathan served as Executive Director of the communications rights organization Reclaim the Media, where he played a catalytic role in fueling the growth of a national movement focused on media justice and democratizing media and communications policy. He also spent more than eight years providing communications strategy, digital communications and design to statewide labor organizations including SEIU and WFSE/AFSCME, writing op-eds by day and designing giant puppets by night.

A past board member of the Washington News Council and of Seattle Improvised Music, he is also a veteran of the Independent Media Center movement, and has worked in community radio since 1986; for 19 years he produced the weekly creative music program Flotation Device on KBCS. His articles on media and communications issues have appeared in numerous northwest and national publications. Jonathan holds a masters degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University.