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Climate Strike 9-20 Needs Strike Captains

From the Sunrise Movement: Help make this the biggest youth-led global demonstration in history, so that all the 2020 candidates know our movement is a force they can’t ignore. Join me in becoming a strike captain today.Help make Sept. 20 the biggest youth-led global demonstration in history, so that all the 2020 candidates know our movement is a force they can’t ignore. Become a strike captain today.

Youth Lead Climate Strike Sept. 20, 2019

https://350.org/press-release-climate-strikes-one-month-usa/

Organizers behind the global climate strike movement—from teenage students to adults who have fought for climate action for decades—on Tuesday called on all people who want to halt the climate crisis to join the worldwide action on September 20.

Coordinated by Future Coalition, the U.S. youth-led strikes includes Earth Uprising, Fridays for Future USA, Extinction Rebellion-Youth, Sunrise and Zero Hour. The Youth Climate Strike Coalition is steering the national campaign, with active support, participation and collaboration from an Adult Climate Strike Coalition, which includes leading national organizations such as 350.org, Greenpeace, SEIU and March On. Youth and adults, institutional and grassroots organizations, climate-focused and social justice groups, are coming together as a unified front to demand transformative action on climate. 

The strikes movement, inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, and localized in the U.S. by dozens of youth leaders, including Indigenous, frontline, and youth of color, has spread rapidly in the last 12 months. Strikers demand governments, as well as elected officials at all levels, step up to take urgent action to prevent further catastrophic climate breakdown and protect our collective future.

“Time is running out,” said Vic Barrett, a plaintiff in the Juliana v. United States case involving children, teenagers, and young adults who are suing the U.S. government for failing to protect them from fossil fuel emissions. “This decade is our last chance to stop the destruction of our people and our planet. This is our time to join in solidarity with communities around the world to fight for a just future. This is why we strike.”