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Protesters Demand U.S. Stay Committed to Global Agreement on Climate

Calls on Trump Administration to "Wake Up" to the Climate Crisis


Tomorrow morning, hours before White House meetings to discuss the future of the United States' participation in the Paris Climate Agreement, hundreds of protesters will descend on the Trump Hotel with alarm clocks in an action to wake up people to the climate crisis and the Trump Administration's failure to make action on climate a priority.

President Trump is scheduled to sit down with EPA administer Scott Pruitt, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Ivanka Trump and others to discuss whether or not he will pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement.

The Peoples Climate Movement will be sending a message to the Administration negating the assertion that the Paris Agreement will hurt our families, communities and planet.

Who: Peoples Climate Movement and partners

What: The Peoples Climate Movement will flood the lobby of Trump Hotel early in the morning with a massive wake-up call to the president. A startlingly loud alarm clock will be rung to wake up hotel guests. Afterwards protesters will gather outside the EPA for a rally and then will block the building's entrances.

Where: Trump Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW & Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW

When: Tuesday, May 9, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:30 AM EDT

Why: The Peoples Climate Movement demands that this administration commits to staying in the Paris Agreement, fully commit to implementing the Clean Power Plan, and go even further in terms of action to address climate to curb global warming.

Visuals: Protestors will come with a massive alarm clock meant to symbolize the wake-up call they're sending the President and his advisors.