It’s time we act on climate

Working families, many of whom live in or near major cities, disproportionately experience the toll of environmental injustices everyday—high pollution levels and increased exposure to environmental hazards at home and at work are a reality for too many. As a an educator, I know firsthand the impact that a healthy environment has on working people’s’ ability to learn and thrive.
Healthy, vibrant communities and economies cannot survive without clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. We must make that message clear and join the People’s Climate March to make sure the 100th day of the Trump administration is met by the same force of protest that have marred his first 50. From day one of Trump’s presidency, working people have taken action with inspiring acts of resistance and together, we will continue. As you’ve seen in countless news reports, there are few things more uplifting than when working people come together and raise our voices for the world we want to see.
The 2014 climate march was the largest in our nation’s history and this one will be even bigger. Everyone, from every sector from our nation’s workforce is ready to speak up. Educators such as myself are ready to lock arms with airport workers, nail salon workers, and concerned moms and dads who are ready to take action for our environment. By rigging the system in favor of corporate polluters, self-interested politicians kill the creation of new jobs and industries, and destroy the clean air and water our families and communities need to thrive.
From the Fight For $15 to Black Lives Matter and Women’s March on Washington, D.C., working people are united in speaking out against the system that is clearly rigged against us. Now we must come together to demand that future generations have a healthy and safe environment in which to live and prosper. Join our growing resistance: on April 29, the 100th day of Trump’s presidency, lift your voice in the People’s Climate March near you.
The climate action movement is growing and getting stronger every day because working people around the nation joined the call demanding that we find solutions that will protect our communities for generations to come. Join the movement. 

Kathryn Krasinski
Adjunct, Anthropology and Sociology
Fordham University