Schedule for Saturday, April 22nd:
2:00pm: gather at Wisconsin State Capitol building, King St side (2 E Main St, 53703)
2:30pm: Speakers Rally
– Beth Esser, MGE Shareholder’s for Clean Energy
– Tony Schultz, Stony Acres organic farm
– David Newby, President Emeritus Wisconsin AFL-CIO
– Eric Upchurch II, Young, Gifted and Black Coalition
– Jessie Brown, DAPL Water Protector
– Brandi Grayson, Racial Justice Advocate
3:00pm: March up E Main St to Madison Gas and Electric’s Blount St plant, symbolizing that we can lead the way to clean energy, jobs, and justice at the local level.
Under the current state and federal administrations, Wisconsin residents are under attack on all fronts. Worker’s rights are under attack, and justice for tribes, communities of color, immigrants and LGBTQ+ folks is under threat. The climate crisis is accelerating, and we have little time to wait for Congress or our Statehouse to deliver change. The future we want to see is up to us to create.
The Madison Climate March is calling for strong local leadership, for jobs that are healthy for the planet and strengthen communities, and for solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in non-violence and racial, social and economic justice and peace.
Join us on April 22nd at 2:00pm, starting at the Capitol Square in downtown Madison and ending at our local utility Madison Gas and Electric to ask for their leadership to help solve the climate crisis.
In our community, MGE is one of the largest contributors to climate change with 88% of the electricity they provide coming from fossil fuels (68% coal, 20% gas). But it also has the potential to be a clean energy leader — not just for Madison, but for our state and our region.
We are calling on MGE to be an ally with us as we all work toward a future that values jobs, justice and the climate. MGE has made some steps in the right direction, but we know that together we can do so much more.
Find us on Facebook: Madison Climate March.
**NOTE: we regret to inform you that this event is no longer merged with the March for Science – Madison.**