September 20, 2019/Blog, Media

We stand with young climate strikers.

Global Climate Strike is Sept. 20-27, where millions of people around the world are mobilizing to join young climate strikers to protect our environment for future generations and taking action to reverse climate change.

Every person has the right to clean air, safe water, and a healthy environment.

This is life or death for future generations — and Texans right now. American lives are increasingly ravaged by hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and wildfires. Texans have lost everything.

By taking bold action, we can stop climate chaos, protect our air and water quality, and create good jobs.

We know global warming threatens our economy, our national security, and our futures. Texans deserve real solutions to environmental challenges facing us in the 21st century, not fear-mongering and fake science.

Texans like Kyle in Houston. Kyle lost his home and husband when the reservoirs had to open during Hurricane Harvey. Now, Texans who live on the Gulf Coast have to brace themselves for more, and possibly worse, Hurricane Harveys as extreme weather events are harbingers of climate change.

Texans like Maisha in Dallas, who worries about the future may look like, “Science has told us time and time again where we are headed and for my generation, it is increasingly frustrating to not be heard. No one wants to take responsibility or help prevent the situation from worsening. Time is running out.”

An inclusive, green economy — supported by business, labor, government, social justice advocates, youth, and environmentalists — can address the climate crisis while creating good-paying, family-sustaining jobs in the process.

It’s up to us to protect not only this generation but future generations as well.

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