Climate activists plan Congressional Baseball Game blockade

By Robin Bravender | 04/22/2024 04:31 PM EDT

Protesters say they want Congress to “stop playing games while the planet burns.”

Climate activists sit to block the entrance at the Nationals Park

Climate activists sit to block the entrance at the Nationals Park as they protest to ask Congress to take action on climate, as the annual Congressional Baseball Game is being held, July 28, 2022, in Washington. Jose Luis Magana/AP

Climate protesters are hoping to shut down the Congressional Baseball Game scheduled for June 12 at Nationals Park in Washington, they announced Monday.

Organizers with the group Climate Defiance plan to converge on this year’s annual game to demand an end to fossil fuel subsidies, the organization’s founder, Michael Greenberg, said Monday in an interview.

The activists are hoping to get Congress’ attention at the annual charity game that pits Republican lawmakers against Democrats. Proceeds from the game go to local charities.


The climate organization, which launched in 2023, has spent more than a year disrupting Biden administration officials, lawmakers, sports events and galas to draw attention to their cause. The group’s organizers last year charged onto the field at the Congressional Women’s Softball Game.