Hailey’s Experience at the People’s Climate March

On April 29th, the 100th day of Trump’s presidency, I went with a group of Friends students to the People’s Climate March in Washington D.C., to protest Trump’s attitude towards climate change including, but not limited to, his inaction when it comes to finding and funding ways to slow down global warming, his promises to repeal various legislation promoting green energy put in place by the Obama administration, and his appointee to the head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt. We were also there to demand that climate change be taken as a serious issue, which effects everyone, and that a more active approach to combatting it be taken in general. Although the conditions may not have been ideal, being that it reached upwards of 90° while we were surrounded by thousands of people, it was worth it. It was very inspiring to see how many other people came to support this issue, one that I care deeply about. I enjoyed seeing other people’s signs, talking to people about why they were there and where they were from, and getting the opportunity to show my support for this issue. Seeing thousands of other people all gathered for the the same reason you are is an amazing experience, and I hope peaceful protests and marches like this one will continue to be a way for people to voice their opinions and show their support for issues that they care about. 

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