What: Strike for the New Green Deal
When: Friday, March 15, 4-6 pm
Where: Gainesville City Hall
We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years (or less) to solve the climate crisis.
We are striking because the necessary action to achieve the common-sense and vital goal of fighting climate change is not being prioritized.
We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation — especially indigenous, black, and low income communities — are already disproportionately impacted by climate change, yet, few people in positions of power have acknowledged this reality, and even fewer have begun to confront it appropriately.
We are at a turning point in history. Our futures are 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, a fair and just transition to decarbonize the US economy, and other legislative action that combats the effects of climate change.
We stand in solidarity with Greta Thunberg and all youth strikers worldwide as we demand action on this issue.
We are running out of time, and we won’t be silent any longer. We, the youth of America, are striking because our present and future on this planet are at stake.