Young people demand Climate Change
Yesterday, around the world, young people gathered to demand that their elected leaders take serious action on climate change. "Politicians have known the truth about climate change and they’ve willingly handed over our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence," wrote Greta Thunberg, one of the organizers for the action. Last month, thousands of scientists signed a letter in support of such climate strikes, writing, "They have every right to be angry about the future that we shall bequeath to them, if proportionate and urgent action is not taken." Clearly, children, students, and young people today understand what our leaders do not - that climate change requires massive action, not grandstanding and piecemeal reform.
The Green Party understands how important these actions are and applauds the risks taken by the demonstrators.
Any serious political party must meet their demands head-on with a comprehensive, detailed plan to address climate change. Luckily, the Green Party has such a plan. The Green Party's Green New Deal acknowledges the science of climate change. It calls for a moratorium on fossil fuels and is designed to work locally, with those communities on the front lines of climate catastrophe. Thunberg and others are absolutely correct that the climate crisis requires international action.
The Green Party, as an international organization, is best poised to work across national lines to get that accomplished. Most importantly, because we take no corporate money, we can ensure that our Green New Deal will not be watered down to meet the demands of wealthy donors the way the Democrats' plan will be.
Young people have spoken and the only party that is listening is the Green Party.
We need resources to keep up the message that the only the only REAL Green New Deal is not bought with corporate money. Your donation of $11, $27 or any amount will help us do this.
Green Party Chair
Virginia Tech University
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