We are youth climate activists who've spent the last month marching 400 miles from New Orleans to Houston to demand a robust Civilian Climate Corps! Ask Us Anything!
Hi, Reddit! We're Nathan, Roshni, Javier, Jenna, and Chanté, members of the Sunrise Movement who have spent the last month marching 400 miles across the Gulf South as part of the Generation on Fire campaign!
Inspired by Chanté's own journey as a climate refugee after Katrina, we set out from New Orleans to Houston to demand the federal government pass a robust Civilian Climate Corps, or CCC for short. If done right, this program would create over a million good-paying jobs doing the work needed to tackle the climate crisis and economic crisis at the same time.
As we've marched we've met with communities on the front lines of the climate crisis. We've protested alongside communities threatened by fossil fuel plants in their backyards, we've joined in mutual aid efforts to rebuild homes devastated by 4 historic storms in the last year, and we've even picketed alongside oil refinery workers who were locked out of their jobs for demanding safe working conditions.
We've endured blisters, alligators, mosquitoes, storms, and more, but it will all be worth it when we arrive at the finish line on the final day to boldly demand Biden and the government secure us good jobs and a livable future!
If you'd like to join us for our final day of marching in Ted Cruz's city, you can sign up here!
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