Why Riverside Church Supports the April 29 March on Washington for Climate, Jobs & Justice
- Our national security community has labeled climate change a “threat multiplier” – meaning it is one of the factors that contributes to political destabilization in regions across the world. Many argue that drought is a contributing cause in the Syrian civil war.
- As a city of immigrants, we know that there are a lot of factors that cause people to leave home, but too often the most fundamental needs of food, water and shelter are at the root. Just look at the history of our own thriving Irish population and the famine that brought many to our city in the first place.
- Over the last 20 years, the strength and number of powerful storms has intensified – think of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina. We know that these storms hit the most vulnerable among us the hardest. Areas with already poor or failing infrastructure are more devastated by storms and are least able to recover. And to ignore the connections between economics and racial justice is to turn a blind eye to the systemic impacts of our nation’s original sin -- slavery.
- The more we pollute our air and water, the sicker we become. This is especially true for major cities like New York. Urban areas have higher rates of asthma, allergies, breathing problems, and food and water related illnesses.
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Bus prices are on a sliding scale, from $20 to $100, so that as many people as possible can participate. $55 is the current break-even price for PCMNY (see below for bus departure points)
We also have a ride-share board on our website where you can easily arrange to hook up with others who are traveling by car and might be able to accommodate you. The most important thing is to get to DC any way you can! You don’t want to miss what promises to be a powerful day of opposition to Trump and all he stands for.