September 16, 2019
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Ellsworth to Join Global Climate Strike On September 20
— Ellsworth Green Action Team invites community to Join Global Climate Strike on September 20 —
Ellsworth, Maine — On September 20, young people and adults will strike to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Building on a historic surge of student protests and strikes for climate action, the September 20 strike comes ahead of the United Nations Summit on Climate Change three days later, when world leaders will convene in New York with the goal of deepening climate ambition.
The Ellsworth Green Action Team invites anyone concerned about climate change to join in solidarity with youth around the globe who are calling for an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone. The event will take place on the downtown Union River Bridge from 4 to 5 pm on Friday, September 20. Representative Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth will speak at 4:30 to those gathered.
“I am proud to stand with our youth leaders around the world who are asking for a healthy and livable future,” said Representative Grohoski. “Our world is changing around us and we must act now to transition our fossil fuel economy to a diverse energy economy that provides good jobs here in Downeast Maine. I invite all those who are concerned about our future to join this global movement, right here at home.”
In over 150 countries, people have organized events on September 20 and during the Week of Action that will follow it. The September 20 Climate Strike is an intergenerational, intersectional effort which will result in a range of events taking place across the country. People will walk out of school and work to join mass marches and rallies, to music concerts, sit-ins and nonviolent direct action, connecting the climate movement to civic engagement. Local events are planned in Bar Harbor and Bangor as well.
Youth and adults, institutional and grassroots organizations, climate-focused and social justice groups, are coming together as a unified front to demand the change needed to protect the future. The Youth Climate Strike Coalition is steering the national campaign, with the active support, participation and collaboration from an Adult Climate Strike Coalition, which includes leading national progressive organizations such as 350.org, Greenpeace, SEIU and March On.
Find out more information about the national strikes at www.strikewithus.org
Find out more information about the Ellsworth strike on the Ellsworth Green Plan Facebook page.
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