Youth Climate Strike
Friday, September 20th, Young Alaskans are joining youth around the globe by taking part in local Climate Strikes across the state. Alaskan youth are asking adults to strike with them this Friday in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Mat-Su, Valdez, Cordova, Haines, Sitka and Soldotna. Other youth-led climate actions will be taking place in Unalaska, Ketchikan, Dillingham, Twin Hills, Bethel, Chuathbaluk, Brevig Mission, Chevak, and more. These actions put a spotlight on key climate justice fights taking place throughout our state and across the globe. Alaskan youth leaders are asking their elected leaders to take bold climate action. They urge the Dunleavy administration to reinstate the Climate Action Leadership Team and encourage Senator Murkowski to support the 100% Clean Energy Economy Bill. In Anchorage, youth activists will lead students, parents, and community members in a strike to demand that local, state, and federal leaders take action on climate. Youth and allies are of all ages are invited to #StrikeWithUs and support these youth-led climate events around the state.
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About the US Youth Climate Strike Movement
The youth of America, are striking because the science says there are just a few years left to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change. World leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis and marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. With their futures at stake, the youth are calling for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. Learn more about the US Youth Climate Strikes >>