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Get ready to go to DC! Announcing Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day!

The snow may still be falling here in New York, but the announcement of Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day has me excited for more than sun (gotta get that vitamin D)! The Earth Day Network and The Global Poverty Project have joined forces to further the movement to end extreme poverty through the Earth Day event - a free event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 18, 2015. And you’re invited!

The event, which takes place four days before Earth Day, will coincide with the spring meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Not only will attendees turnout to show world leaders that extreme global poverty must end, but will do so while enjoying a star-studded lineup. Further, global leaders will be present at the event to speak about environmental issues.

So, what’s to expect exactly you may ask? Get the details for the event below! I look forward to rocking out with you April 18th in support of ending global poverty by 2030!

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WHO WILL BE THERE

The Music:

No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train, and My Morning Jacket, with special guests Common and D’Banj.

The Hosts:

will.i.am and Soledad O’Brien.

And You!!!

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THE LOWDOWN

Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network

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"This event and Earth Day are about the people’s movement, 1 billion people joining together to tell our leaders to take action. We will be on the National Mall with one goal: to solve climate change and end extreme poverty - no small task. On April 18th, we will end the status quo. Together we are realizing a vision of a just, equitable world.” - Kathleen Rogers

Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project

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“If our world leaders get it right, 2015 can be a historic year of progress for our people and our planet. We have seen significant progress over the last 15 years, and Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day will see thousands of citizens calling on world leaders continue to recognize that the effects of climate change are felt the hardest by the world’s poor. The fact that this event is taking place on the National Mall–the epicenter for civil action–ensures that these citizens will be heard.” - Hugh Evans

And the amazing group of PARTNERS:

Caterpillar Inc., Citi, CJ Corporation, Toyota, iHeartMedia, Clear Channel Outdoor, MSNBC, YouTube, Google, Alcantara, and Connect4Climate. Content presented in partnership with the World Bank Group.


For more information, check out http://globalcitizen2015earthday.org. Together we can work to end extreme poverty, and enjoy some amazing music while we're at it!