Youth announce demands for September 20 Climate Strike/Green New Deal

We need to respond to the full-blown emergency that is the global climate crisis. July 2019 was the hottest month in recorded history. The Amazon is on fire. There is no shortage of communities being devastated by catastrophic hurricanes and wildfires.

We’re in the midst of a drastic wake up call to protect our planet for every generation. What matters now is how we respond.

Here’s the good news — right now, millions of young people all around the globe are getting ready to strike for the climate on September 20. This is shaping up to become the largest climate mobilization in world history. Ever.

We have the power to turn things around if we act together. This is the moment for people of all ages to join! RSVP for a climate strike near you now.

This week, the youth leaders announced the Climate Strike demands — policies that mark the progress we need for a livable future:

  • The Green New Deal to transform our economy to clean, renewable energy and create millions of good jobs
  • Respect of Indigenous Land and Sovereignty to honor the treaties and immediately halt all resource extraction on Indigenous lands
  • Environmental Justice and a just transition for all communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution
  • Projection and Restoration of Biodiversity
  • Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture and investment in farmers

Greg, this is the kind of bold vision we need to actually address the climate crisis.

The thing is, we can only win if our movement gets big enough to leave our elected leaders no choice but to listen. We’re up against a lot, and it’s going to take ALL of us showing up as much as we can, even when it’s not easy.

Are you in? RSVP for a Youth Climate Strike near you.

See you in the streets,

Morissa Zuckerman
Sierra Student Coalition
Sierra Club

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