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RISE UP COLORADO CLIMATE STRIKE

  • Commons Park 1610 Little Raven Street Denver, CO, 80202 United States (map)
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Join the Colorado community Friday, July 19th at Commons Park at 11AM for a day of action for climate justice! We will be marching up 16th Street Mall to the Colorado State Capital where we will peacefully assemble and demonstrate a die-in to generate awareness around Colorado's growing dependency on fracking and oil extraction.

We, the youth of Colorado, have been striking on Fridays in response to scientists declaring a Climate Emergency, estimating we have less than a decade to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change the world has ever seen.

We are striking because our political leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis.

We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation, especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low-income communities, are already disproportionately impacted by climate change.

We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school or work, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change.

We will be having an art and planning meeting on Friday, July 12 at 11AM; location is TBD. Food will be provided, and be ready to get a little dirty.

With our futures 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 a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.

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