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Save the Date, Save the Climate

Where will you be on Sunday, September 21?

I will be in New York, marching with tens of thousands of Sierra Club activists and others from hundreds of other organizations. People from environmental, climate justice, labor, and faith groups; young people; people of color -- all of us will be coming together to support and demand action in The People's Climate March.

I will never forget the pride and excitement on people's faces last February, when 50,000 of us gathered in Washington, D.C. Now, as Antarctic ice sheets collapse, as droughts and other extreme weather events threaten the U.S. and the world, as warnings from scientists grow ever more compelling, the need for action has never been more urgent.

The world will be watching New York City this September. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has summoned global leaders for a historic climate summit. The Sierra Club will be joining an equally historic demonstration of broad-based support for climate solutions.

We can show President Obama that we want him to deliver on tough, effective carbon-emission standards. That we want the swiftest possible transition to safe, clean, renewable energy sources like solar and wind. And that we want our public lands protected -- not drilled, fracked, and exploited.

We can show the strength of our commitment to climate action that protects vulnerable communities, both here at home and around the world. We can grow and strengthen the Sierra Club's chapters and groups by engaging new activists and using our greatest asset -- people power.

And we can show the world that we're helping to lead and build a movement that's broad-based, diverse, and powerful -- a movement that won't back down about getting action on climate.

We'll have more details about this one-day event soon, but it has been confirmed that it will take place on Sunday, September 21, and I wanted you to be among the first to know about this important and historic march. I hope to see you in New York. Learn more and RSVP here.

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