Today, Victoria Barrett will send more than 62,000 petition signatures in support of her climate lawsuit to the White House. Victoria is one of 21 young people suing President Obama, and several federal agencies, for the government’s actions that have caused carbon pollution, climate destabilization, and violations of their constitutional rights. On January 20, Donald Trump and his administration will become defendants in the case.
For many of us, the recent election of Donald Trump has been absolutely devastating. As someone who’s dedicated my life to working with young people to fight for climate justice -- many of whom are low-income, people of color, Muslim, immigrants, queer, trans and/or undocumented -- this new reality has hit me very hard and feels very personal.
On December 8, exactly a month after the election, ACE Fellows joined the NY Renews Coalition for a town hall at the People’s Meeting House to convince Governor Cuomo to flip the switch—a switch that would transform New Yo
The results of the election have been a shock to many of us, especially those aware of social justice issues—and it is fair to say that the new United States President-elect has produced heightened feelings for many on different ends of the spectrum.
For many of us committed to solving the climate crisis, the results of the election on Tuesday night left us heartbroken. Our work just got a lot harder with a President-elect who has said climate change is a hoax.