The People’s Climate March held by CCJ and Washington United on September 8th, 2018 in Washington, PA was a success! Despite the morning forecast for potential floods and an all-day rain, over sixty (60) people attended. The people that attended marched around downtown Washington to express their concerns with the Climate, Jobs, and Justice. Attendee’s stopped at both the Republican and Democratic Headquarters in hopes to provoke action from local legislators and let all candidates running that whoever wins must work for the people and not corporations.
Professor of Psychology at the California University, Ruben Brock and community members Laurie Maglietta, Briann Moye, Karen LeBlanc, Chris Ward and local children who face impacts all got a chance to voice their issues and motivate others during the March.
CCJ and Washington United helped guide local community members to plan the March in hopes to build skills and develop leadership with our members. These community members were included in all processes and planning meetings leading up to the March. We highly appreciate all of their work and effort!