Our communities are flooding. Our forests are burning. Our Earth is warming. Yet it’s been too long since Congressional action on climate change has turned from words on paper into the realities we live. Therefore, we at Platform are adding our voice to the chorus of young people demanding change and justice.
For too long, the fossil fuel industry has filled its wallet while polluting our government. For too long, underserved communities have been forced to breathe smoke-filled air. For too long, our government has abandoned communities as they struggle in the aftermath of a storm. For too long, destruction and tragedy have been met with stagnant policy. For too long, we’ve had to watch as the threat to our future grows.
We cannot separate the fight for our future from the fight for our planet, or the fight for our planet from the fight for a green economy.