“There is no Planet B”: Madison students to walk out of class March 15 to protest climate change
East High students will march to Capitol
MADISON, Wis. — Madison students are joining young adults from across the country in the fight against climate change.
On Friday, March 15, Madison-area students will gather at East High School at 11:15 a.m. Then, at exactly 11:45 a.m., they will march down East Washington to the State Capitol.
The strike is meant to show students’ solidarity on the climate crisis: they’re petitioning the government to take bold action to help fight the irreversible affects of climate change. Student organizers say the strike will make it clear there is no compromising on science.
Once at the Capitol, students will hold a rally on the State Street side. Following the rally, students will be invited inside the Capitol to make their voices heard once more.
The “Climate Strike” is a push to support the Green New Deal proposed by Congress. Students also hope local government officials will draft new policies at the state and city levels to combat climate change.
They’re hoping these proposals will be bipartisan. A recent poll done by the Yale Program on Climate Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication found that 92 percent of registered Democrats and 64 percent of registered Republicans back the Green New Deal plan.
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