Thanks to you, we did it.
On Saturday, July 23rd, more than 600 people – from every region of Virginia – marched a mile through 99-degree heat to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s house.
With drums banging, banners waving, and people chanting, “McAuliffe: We don’t want your dirty pipelines,” we rallied on Brown’s Island in downtown Richmond Saturday and then marched till our voices were cascading off the front door of McAuliffe’s mansion.
The message to the Governor was clear: We don’t want the Mountain Valley or Atlantic Coast fracked-gas pipelines in our mountains or oil drilling off our coast or toxic coal ash dumped in our rivers. We want solar and wind and a real energy democracy in Virginia where no communities are sacrificed for the profits of fossil fuel polluters. We want a safe climate for our kids.
And that message made news headlines across Virginia, from NBC 29 to CBS 19 to ABC 8 to the Richmond Times-Dispatch to the Associated Press story that ran in papers from Roanoke to Norfolk to the Washington Post.
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We are building bridges between our regions and across movements to hold Gov. McAuliffe and all our elected officials in Virginia accountable for putting the welfare of people over the interests of polluters.
Stay tuned for the next ways you can get involved in this growing movement across Virginia for clean energy, clean water and climate justice!
March Info & Updates
PRESS RELEASE: 600 Virginians ‘March on the Mansion’ to Tell Gov. McAuliffe: Put People Over Polluters on Pipelines, Coal Ash, and Climate Action
July 23, 2016For Immediate Release: Saturday, July 23, 2016 Photos will be available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chesapeakeclimate/albums/72157670679870341 Contact: Kelly Trout, Chesapeake Climate Action Net...
Final updates: The game plan for Saturday
July 22, 2016We can’t wait to see you in Richmond this Saturday at noon to raise our voices together for climate justice and clean energy. You’ve been filling up bus seats, painting beautiful banners, and ...
Transportation & Parking
June 15, 2016The March on the Mansion will begin on historic Brown’s Island, along the beautiful James River in downtown Richmond. Brown’s Island is accessible via pedestrian entrances at Tredegar Street & Sou...
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