Democrats in Switzerland: March for the climate on Saturday Sept. 28 in Bern! For the Global Climate Strike to be held in cities around the world on Sept. 20, Swiss organizers have instead focused on a single national Climate Change March and Demonstration in Bern on the 28th. Inspiration from the global webpage: "This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone." (http://globalclimatestrike.net/#faq )
The Demcratic Party is committed to fighting climate change, even if the best methods are still in dispute. But Democrats in Switzerland can publicly display their concern in this climate march. Add your voice behind the DACH banner!
DACH meet-up time: 1:15pm
DACH meet-up point: Tibits Restaurant at the Hauptbahnhof, Bern. Our group will walk to join the main crowd about 1:30pm.
The national march meetup point is the Parkplatz Schützenmatt, next to the main train station, at 1:30pm. To begin marching at 2pm, ending with a major demonstration at the Bundesplatz in front of Federal Parliament Building.
Transport to Bern: The SBB/CFF will run extra trains to Bern on the date, from all directions, for the expected large crowds. Many cheap Bern tickets available for the date, but buy early! (www.sbb.ch or www.cff.ch)
What to wear: Democrats Abroad or VoteFromAbroad T-shirt. If none then a blue shirt.
What to bring: Posters! Chapters may organize poster-making events; indicate in your RSVP if interested.
RSVP: Recommended but not required, to firstname.lastname@example.org
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