350.org and a broad coalition of national organizations have called for another People’s Climate March, this time on April 29th in Washington, DC, marking the end of the President’s first 100 days in office. 350Vermont is ready to mobilize! Get your bus tickets today and email bus captains with questions! (emails below)
Look below for details about getting to Washington DC, Lodging, lead-up events, the Montpelier march, and more! If you have more questions check out the national Peoples Climate website for more info.
Getting to DC
We have scholarships available for free tickets and lodging If you have any questions contact the bus captains for the location you would like to leave from!
Our Ticket Site is closed but their are still tickets available – email the bus captains from the location you would like to leave from to get a ticket! Click on the location to look at the full itinerary.
RED EYE – Burlington – Montpelier (14 tickets left)
Bus Captain: Rebecca Dalgin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Captain: Brynne Martin – email@example.com
RED EYE – White River Junction – Brattleboro (3 tickets left)
Bus Captain: Corey Lim – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brattleboro – St. Johnsbury AM Bus (17 tickets left)
Bus Captain: Daniel Quipp – email@example.com
Rutland – Manchester – Bennington AM Bus (11 tickets left)
Bus Captain: Hannah Landy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Captain: Sabrina Melendez – email@example.com
Montpelier – White River Junction AM Bus (9 tickets left)
Bus Captain: Mari Cordes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Captain: Kim Quirk – email@example.com
Rideshare: Need a ride to PCM? Are you driving to PCM and have room? eRideShare is a great rideshare system where you can connect with other potential carpoolers. Click here to visit their People’s Climate March-specific page.
Vermont Meet Up Spot in DC
Meet up with fellow Vermonters at 10:45 am at The Spirit of Justice Park to walk as a contingent. The Spirit of Justice Park is a 2 mile, 45 minute walk from RFK stadium or a 15 minute train ride on the orange, silver, or blue lines. Here is a map from RFK stadium and a picture of the fountain. We will walk to the National line-up at 11:15am. I hear GMC students may be marching in the Youth Bloc, if you are planning on doing this, please check in with your student organizers.
Grab a coffee with the Leahy’s
Please join Senator and Marcelle Leahy for coffee and light refreshments in Washington, D.C. from 8-10 a.m. before the People’s Climate March. The event, at the Mott House on Capitol Hill, is free and open to all Vermonters and friends. Please RSVP so they know how much coffee to order!
Stewart R. Mott House
122 Maryland Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
Lodging is needed for Friday April 28, below are a few options, please check out the national Peoples Climate Movement website for more options.
- Duo Housing: located less than 2 miles from the march route. Two bus captains have reserved a room there, book your spot today!
- Hostels: consider these housing options located near the marching route.
- Hotels: the national organizers have sectioned off a block of rooms at two hotels located near the capitol.
- Solidarity Housing: Scott Palmer: firstname.lastname@example.org has volunteered to help connect travelers with solidarity housing in the D.C. metro area. Reach out to Scott if you are interested.
- Faith Congregations throughout DC are asking community members to open their homes to marchers. this sheet has a list of homestay options, take a look and see if a space is right for you.
- Floor Camping: St. Stephens and the Incarnation Episcopal Church has graciously offered floor space to 350VT marchers. It is $11/night and there are 100 spaces available. St. Stephens has a deep history of social justice and is located a few blocks away from the Columbia Heights Metro Stop. UPDATE: Floor camping is full!
- Friends: stay with your beloved community in Washington D.C. if you have friends or family interested in sharing their homes with some other awesome Vermonters contact me at email@example.com and we will get you set up with some folks looking for housing.
If you are traveling solo and interested in buddying up with another Vermonter, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get you connected.
Volunteers are always needed, especially in these coming weeks before the march. Below are some ways to get involved today:
- Post on Front Porch Form! Here is some sample language for your post.
- Invite 5 friends to join you in Washington DC! We still have tickets available on all our buses.
- Do you have graphic design skills? Help us create posters to share with the public while we march together in DC and Montpelier. Email me at email@example.com for more information!
- Put up posters & flyers around your local grocery store, restaurant, and shops. We have posters available online and at our Burlington offices.
- Sign up to help at the Montpelier march!
Peoples Climate Rally – Vermont
Can’t make it to DC? head over to Montpelier on April 29, 2017 for a rally about our jobs, justice, and climate. RSVP via ActionNetwork and sign up on facebook to get more information on transportation (some folks are biking!), speakers, and more.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Ben & Jerry’s ⋅ Seventh Generation ⋅ Northshire Books ⋅ Concept2 ⋅ Natural Mattress Company ⋅ Vermont Energy Investment Corporation ⋅ Anthony Iarrapino, Attorney at Law ⋅ Lush