People’s Climate March, NYC, September 21, 2014

What a day! Historic, memorable, uplifting, spirited. Estimates of over 300,000 people, young, old and diverse, marching through the streets of our city,¬† just as the world’s political leaders met to discuss climate change at the United Nations.

Brooklyn For Peace joined other peace and justice organizations. But the march represented a vast array of different organizations and just plain citizens concerned about the future of civilization. The spirit was one of camaraderie and a feeling that this movement for change was only just beginning to find itself and that it would grow and become broader and more powerful.

See the photos from the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21 from Matthew Weinstein.

We came to wake up and shake up those leaders with simple demands:

ACT NOW to prevent further climate change.

ACT NOW before catastrophic and irreversible damage changes our planet forever.

ACT NOW so that our children and their children will have a planet that they can actually live on.

ACT NOW, not years from now when it will be too late.

We came away, uplifted and optimistic. This is a titanic battle to push back against the enormous monetary power of Big Oil and Big Energy which have shown they control Congress and countries….they have the money….we have the people. It’s a battle for the future of our world as we know it today. The outcome is still undecided but today’s march shows clearly that those ominous forces have not yet won and they’ll have a powerful foe in the hundreds of thousands who marched today.