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Juliana v. United States Youth Plaintiffs in DC for Week of Action

Join the #youthvgov Plaintiffs, their attorneys, Senator Ron Wyden at: Speak-Out on the steps of the Supreme Court

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—April 17, 2017.  While the Trump administration works to dismantle climate policy, and delay the ​ Juliana v. United States trial, youth plaintiffs aren’t holding back: they’re taking their message to Washington DC for the “From Truth to Justice” Week of Action.

On ​April 27th, at 9 am EST, join plaintiffs, their attorneys, and Senator Wyden (D-OR) at a “Youth Climate Lawsuit Speak-Out” on the steps of the United States Supreme Court, where their case may eventually be heard. The latest updates on the case will be shared, as well as song, fiery speeches, brief remarks from notable supporters, and insight on what lies ahead in Juliana v. United States later this year.

Plaintiffs participating in the Speak-Out include:

  1. Kelsey Juliana (21, Oregon)
  2. Kiran Oommen (20, Oregon)
  3. Victoria Barrett (18, New York)
  4. Journey Zephier (17, Hawaii)
  5. Aji Piper (16, Washington)
  6. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (16, Colorado)
  7. Jaime Butler (16, Arizona)
  8. Miko Vergun (16, Oregon)
  9. Nick Venner (15, Colorado)
  10. Isaac Vergun (15, Oregon)
  11. Jayden Foytlin (14, Louisiana)
  12. Zealand Bell (13, Oregon)
  13. Levi Draheim (9, Florida)

The plaintiffs and their attorneys will be in DC from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 30 to participate in the March for Science on Earth Day (4/22), the People’s Climate Youth Convening (4/28), the People’s Climate March (4/29), and to spread their message in the Halls of Congress and in the streets of DC.


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/419770505051671/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/youthvgov, #youthvgov

Our Children’s Trust is a nonprofit organization, elevating the voice of youth, those with most to lose in the climate crisis, to secure the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate on behalf of present and future generations. We lead the global human rights and environmental justice campaign to implement enforceable science-based Climate Recovery Plans that will return atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration to levels below 350 ppm. Youth have secured judicial rulings in their favor in WA, NM and MA, and in their landmark U.S. federal climate lawsuit, and have multiple other cases pending. www.ourchildrenstrust.org/

Earth Guardians ​is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization with youth chapters on five continents, and multiple groups in the United States with thousands of members working together to protect the Earth, the water, the air, and the atmosphere, creating healthy sustainable communities globally. We inspire and empower young leaders, families, schools, organizations, cities, and government officials to make positive change locally, nationally, and globally to address the critical state of the Earth. www.earthguardians.org


Source: www.ourchildrenstrust.org

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