From La Crosse Students for Climate Future:
The Strike CONTINUES!
STRIKE for our FUTUREFriday, September 20 was our first strike. Led by the Fridays for Future, La Crosse chapter, we joined millions around the world to highlight the extreme crisis we face and called out elected "leaders" who are not doing nearly enough. More than 300 constituents signed a letter to US Rep. Ron Kind urging him to co-sponsor and support five specific bills. So far, he has not taken any action to cosponsor crucial climate legislation nor provided a date for a promised meeting with youth.
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1) BOYCOTT BLACK FRIDAY from 7:30 to 8:30 at the intersection of La Crosse Street and Losey Boulevard. Black Friday themed signs will be provided, but please bring your own if you can.
2) STAND FOR CLIMATE ACTION WITH LOCAL STUDENTS from Noon to 2 p.m. on the west side of City Hall (along Third Street). People can join in whatever time they are able. BRING A SIGN if you can or use the extra signs available for anyone who needs one.
3) PLEDGE TO TAKE PERSONAL ACTION. Use our list of suggested actions below or come up with your own. Please pledge to take at least one action on this day in solidarity with Fridays for Future, Sunrise Movement, 350.org, Sierra Club, and more below. Our list will be updated as new ideas and resources are available.
Please join us in another crucial push to make our U.S. elected officials pay attention to the climate crisis during the next global climate summit in Madrid from December 2 - 13 (a.k.a. COP25 at https://unfccc.int/cop25).
How? Sign up to strike with us at the La Crosse offices of U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin.
Where? 205 5th Ave. South, La Crosse, WI, 54601.
We will be striking at this location in order to follow up on our petition from the last climate strike on September 20th, 2019. We wish to show our representatives that we are not only able to show up on paper, but in person as well. We are asking you to sign up for the times that you are able to attend, so that we can keep the pressure on them ALL DAY LONG. Please sign up for more than one time slot if you are able! We will wear all black, in order to symbolize the danger and death that people and many living things face due to the accelerating climate emergency. We hope that everyone will bring signs as well. We suggest that these signs have clocks or other symbols of urgency on them--in order to show that there is little time left for strong action.