Climate Crisis Parade – February 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa

About 1,000 people assembled to hear speakers before the start of the parade. Steve Shivvers (yellow vest) used his car as a stage. Ako Abdul-Samad (in black coat) addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kristie Burns, Cameras for Conservancy)

On February 1, 2020, over 1,000 people marched through downtown Des Moines, from Cowles Commons to the Iowa Events Center, to bring media attention to the climate crisis. Over 70 organizations worked together to make this event happen.

It was scheduled just before the Iowa Caucuses to take advantage of the national media gathered here. Various groups concentrated on different climate topics, including extinction, pipelines, natural disasters, and Indigenous rights.

Climate March was a sponsor of the Climate Crisis Parade.

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