NEW YORK Sept. 21 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will be among tens of thousands of demonstrators taking part in the People’s Climate March here today in advance of a United Nations Climate Summit this week.
Sanders is a member of the Senate environment and energy committees and the author –with environment committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) – of legislation to tax carbon and methane emissions that cause global warming.
Sanders will join more than 900 Vermonters who rode to New York on buses organized by 350.org, the international environmental organization founded by Bill McKibben and students at Middlebury College.
Who: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and tens of thousands of marchers
What: People’s Climate March
9 am press availability Central Park West, between 60th and 61st, entrance to press area on 61st and Broadway
11 am-11:30am Climate Leaders” March Line-Up
11:30am: People’s Climate March Begins
Press availability: Central Park West, between 60th and 61st, entrance to press area on 61st and Broadway
March Line-Up: Enter at 66th and Columbus Ave, and line up on Central Park West between 65th and 66th streets.
People’s Climate March: Begins at Columbus Circle, head east on 59th Street, then south on 6th Ave.
Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141