Senate Dems rally behind major climate march

A group of Senate Democrats signed a letter Friday supporting a massive climate change march in New York City. 

The march, which will be held Sept. 21, is meant to bring attention to climate change and show the global leaders attending a summit on the issue that people want action.


More than 200,000 people are expected to participate in the march, according to the Sierra Club.

"Although we cannot all be with you, we want you to know that your participation sends a strong signal to the U.S. Congress and leaders around the globe about the need for action to protect our communities and families from the impacts of climate change," the senators wrote in Friday's letter, which will be read to those attending the march on Sunday.

Democratic Sens. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerTrump decries 'defund the police' after Boxer attacked Former Sen. Barbara Boxer attacked in California Bottom line MORE (Calif.) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseLobbying world Kavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers blast FBI's Kavanaugh investigation as 'sham' MORE (R.I.) spearheaded the letter. Other signatories include Sens. Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellTop Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure Biden officials pledge to confront cybersecurity challenges head-on Congress must act now to pass a bipartisan federal privacy law MORE (Wash.), Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsBottom line Kavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law Key Biden ally OK with dropping transit from infrastructure package MORE (Del.), and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCalifornia Democrats warn of low turnout in recall election Pelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans Warren hits the airwaves for Newsom ahead of recall election MORE (Mass.).

"Climate change deniers need to pull their heads out of the sand and stop obstructing efforts to address climate change," the letter states.