Rally For Climate Change Awareness

Blogging live at this moment. Watching C-Span. Listening live to Rosario Dawson at the the rally in Washington D.C. Just saw Van Jones and Bill  McKibben talk. Rev. Lennox Yearwood is Mcing the whole thing. The whole thing is sponsored by the Sierra Club, 350.org, and the Hip Hop Caucus. Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is one of the main subjects. Jackie Thomas a First Nation Chief from B.C. Canada is how speaking about what the Canadian Goverment is doing to force this pipeline through. All the speakers are talking to President Obama to stop the the pipeline. Must be cold back in D.C., everyone is dressed warmly with gloves and head warmers. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is now speaking. Saying it’s time to wake up Congress. Saying the President has found his voice on climate change and we will have his back on this issue. I like the way Rev. Yearwood is getting the people to move more to the left to get more people in front of the podium. Maria Cardona now speaking. Was an advisor to Hillery Clinton’s campaign. Speaking about climate change effects on Latinos. Looks to be windy in D.C.  Great view of the Washington Monument in the background. Chants of “No Keystone Pipeline” going on. Speaker saying that the pipeline is not a great investment.  Crystal Lameman of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation of Alberta, Canada where the tar sands come from. She talking about the effects on people, animals and the lands of her people. Spokes people from other tribes are speaking. They are getting ready to march. Over 160 organizations helped in the event. Warming up the crowd for march. Michael Brune, Director of the Sierra Club is speaking now about the future. Is optimistic,  because people are winning the fight to shut down coal plants across the country. Wind industry has double, solar power has increased by a factor of five. The influence of the fossil fuels industry has been broken. Asks the President what he will do. Are you ready to march to the White House? It’s 10:28 and the march begins. 

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