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Climate Strike - September 20

How To Join The 2019 Global Climate Strike & Demand Change Right Now. September 20-27, climate action organizers are planning a Global Climate Strike, with hopes that massive and consistent turnout will make a difference.

If you'd like to join the 2019 Global Climate Strike, there are lots of ways you can get involved. And if there isn't a strike planned in your city, the organizers want to help you plan one yourself.

September 20 events:

  • 9:00 a.m. - Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, Rally and Demonstration
  • 12:00 p.m. - "Die-In," Everett, WA  (Snohomish County Administration Building 3000 Rockefeller Avenue) 
  • 1:30 p.m. - Houghton Beach Park (5811 Lake Washington Boulevard), Kirkland, WA
  • 3:00 p.m. - At the corner of Highway 104 and Hansville Road, Kingston, WA
Siouxan Christian and Gayla Shoemake are going to the Die-In, and we invite other EUMC members to join us.  Call Gayla (425-418-7673) or Siouxan (425-773-4049) to carpool.
"The climate crisis is an emergency but we’re not acting like it," the strike's official website reads. "People everywhere are at risk if we let oil, coal and gas companies continue to pour more fuel on the fire." And yes, though past strikes have focused on students, adults are welcome and absolutely encouraged to take part, too.
In fact, the organizers have compiled guidelines to help you organize your community or your organization/workplace. Even if you can't walk out of your job, you can set up a training, join the strikes on your lunch break, or take formal leave to attend to the strikes. If you know you'll be able to go to the strikes, you can pledge your attendance by submitting a form on the site.
There are also guidelines on how to be a good ally to those marching. They include interacting with young climate strikers on social media through the#FridaysForFuture platform, inviting strikers to speak at your upcoming events or meetings, or asking young climate strikers what they need help with.

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