High school students and other youth across the county will walk out of school, hold rallies, and make their voices heard for climate justice March 15. If you’re not a kid, pass this on to the kids you know. This is for them. And if you can help by sending a financial donation, that would be great.
Local strikes are already being organized in San Francisco San Rafael, and the East Bay and more are coming online. Here’s the statement from the national Youth Climate Strike:
“We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.”
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