We, the youth of Maine, are striking because the science says we have just a few years to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a state-wide emergency because we are running out of time. As a grassroots, youth-led organization we currently do not have any means of funding at the moment. We are taking action and striking as much as we can, and need money to do so!
Merchandise: $300 Printing flyer/cards: $100 Permits for venues: $200 Social media: $100 Bussing and transportation to actions: $300+