2020 Democrats Praise Students Marching in Global Climate Strike

Breitbart | 9/20/2019 | Staff
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Several 2020 Democrats expressed support for students participating in the second “Global Climate Strike” on Friday and reaffirmed that the time has come for world leaders to tackle climate change in the run-up to the United Nations Youth Climate Summit.

“Young people have already demonstrated they can take on powerful fossil fuel companies and force politicians to answer their call to action. To the millions of young people and allies worldwide who are striking today to demand climate justice: I stand with you,” White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wrote on Twitter along with a video promoting the international demonstration.

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Fellow presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) not only praised the march but pointed to Amazon Employees For Climate Justice, a group of Amazon employees who say it is their “responsibility to ensure our business models don’t contribute to the climate crisis,” as a model for how large corporations can help combat so-called global warming.

“Climate change is an existential threat—and we are already facing the effects. The youth-led #ClimateStrike and the solidarity strikes from groups like @AMZNforClimate show that our country is ready to fight for the big, structural change we’ll need to tackle the climate crisis,” tweeted Warren.

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) wrote of the global walk-out: “There is nothing more powerful than our nation’s youth marching together, demanding action be taken to protect our planet — and their future. It’s time our leaders listened.”

Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and Obama-era HUD secretary, announced he will join striking students in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday and urged his nearly 390,000 Twitter followers to search for local #ClimateStrike events to partake in.

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Spiritual guru Marianne Williamson said her campaign is “proud” to participate in the strike, calling it an “uprising of consciousness” in which “WW2-level mass mobilization” is required to “repair” the...
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