The future of the Supreme Court, the United States and the global climate is up in the air and a network of youth activists isn’t waiting around for a savior.
The Zero Hour movement is organizing a Youth Climate lobby day on July 19 and a march July 21 in Washington, D.C. to deliver a set of demands to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
A growing number of sister marches are also planned across the world as well.
“It’s not going to be all youth at the march,” says Zero Hour’s head of fundraising, Madelaine Tew, who encouraged all supporters of climate justice to come out on July 21.
Tew and Zero Hour logistics head Zanagee Artis spoke with hosts Jacquelyn Gill and Ramesh Laungani on the most recent episode of Warm Regards, which you can listen to below for all the details on the March and Zero Hour’s work.
Zero Hour explains its mission is “to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice. Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support our vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change. Together, we are a movement of unstoppable youth organizing to protect our rights and access to the natural resources and a clean, safe, and healthy environment that will ensure a livable future where we not just survive, but flourish.”
Also be sure to listen to the whole episode for Jacquelyn and Ramesh’s takes on the surprise retirement announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and their favorite socks. Yes, socks, because we aren’t so serious 100 percent of the time.