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TIME FOR ACTION

JOIN THE YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE

What is Intergenerational Justice in light of the climate crisis we are facing?
It is defined by our responsibilities and duties to future generations. It forces us to consider the choices that we make today. Are we being responsible or selfish? 

Juliana v. United States: A lawsuit filed in 2015 by 21 youth (8 years old to 19 years old at the time of the filing) asserting that the government has violated youth rights by allowing activities that threaten their right to life, liberty, and property. In 2016, the idea of “a climate system capable of sustaining human life” was upheld as a fundamental right. The plaintiffs have 50 years of evidence showing that human activity (and the government’s affirmative actions) has caused climate change. Currently, the decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is pending. We must wait to see if this will go to trial.

Greta Thunberg, then 15 years old, stood outside the Swedish parliament calling for bold climate action. The Nobel Peace Prize nominee has mobilized an estimated million-plus young people to do the same. She will be arriving to the UN Climate Change Summit by sailboat powered by wind and solar.

Will you stand with the youth? On September 20, join a strike or express your support by writing or calling your legislator. Will you commit to becoming a Climate Voter? Whatever you do, just don’t stand in the way.

Sincerely,

Regina Gomez
Chair
LV-AH-MP-BG Environmental Committee
 

RSVP
WHEN:  Friday, September 20, at 3pm

WHERE: Fountain Square, Downtown Evanston, 700 Davis Street, Evanston, IL

WHY:  Show your support of this youth-led movement! The Global Strike will happen in multiple sites across the USA and around the world three days before the start of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. Join any strike you wish but the strike at Fountain Square in Evanston will be supported by the local LWV Evanston chapter for students at Evanston High School.

Additional locations:  

GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE, RALLY, AND TEACH-IN

23 Sep 2019 @ 11:00am
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines Campus--Meet under the Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center Pavilion. 1600 E. Golf Road Des Plaines IL US 60016

EVANSTON US STRIKE
20 Sep 2019 @ 10:30am
Independence Park. Stewart Ave Evanston IL US 60201

LAKESIDE STRIKE FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE 

20 Sep 2019 @ 07:00am
Hollywood and Sheridan Chicago. 5650 N. Sheridan Road Chicago IL US 60640

VON STEUBEN CLIMATE STRIKE

20 Sep 2019 @ 02:00pm
Court yard of Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center. 5039 North Kimball Ave Chicago IL US 60625
 
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