On Friday, March 15, 2019, in solidarity with the Global Youth Climate Strike happening worldwide, over 424 student strikes took place in at least 45 states across the United States.
The demands? That lawmakers take urgent and immediate legislative action to combat climate change. This generation – Gen Z – feels the urgency of the climate emergency in a way that previous generations have not; they know that we have just 11 years to avoid climate catastrophe.
This is why when the student leaders organizing the strike nationally reached out to Future Coalition for assistance, we didn’t hesitate. We immediately set about lining up resources and support to ensure that the voices of American kids were going to be heard loud and clear throughout this global day of action.
We worked very closely with the student strike leaders to ensure we utilized this day as an opportunity to galvanize youth activism in the US.