This is how we end the era of fossil fuels

Here is our plan and next steps for the climate strikes in Canada on September 27th r1

Friends,

Yesterday, hundreds of people joined us for the Our Time to Strike for the Climate webinar to hear about our game plan leading up to the September 27th climate strikes in Canada.

I was joined by Climate Strike organizer Emma-Jane, an incredibly inspiring Grade 12 student from Victoria, BC and one of the lead organizers of Climate Strike Canada. We had an engaging conversation, and here are some key takeaways I wanted to share with you:

  • Students in Canada are striking from school on September 27th. Long before the global week of action was called for September 20-27th, students in Quebec issued a general strike mandate for the 27th. Quebec has a rich history of student organizing and we are following their lead.
  • The strikes are happening at a really critical time in Canada. Come September 27th, we’ll be entering the final stretch of the federal election campaign. It’s going to be so important to channel this energy towards brave, authentic candidates... who are truly ready to tackle the climate emergency.
  • Campuses are walking out for the climate. Our Time organizers will mobilize tens of thousands of post-secondary students across the country to walk out of class to join the strikes in their communities to demand an end to the fossil fuel era. Join or host a campus walkout on September 27th.
  • Join the climate strikes online. Have a digital presence or a website? Anyone with an online presence has an opportunity to join in and “go green” with a digital strike. Join the digital climate strike.
  • Everyone is invited. Young people are organizing with unions, workers, parents, grandparents, and faith groups – we need everyone to walk out of your workplaces and homes to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Find or host a strike near you.

Millions of people around the world are set to strike for the climate between September 20th to 27th. Politicians and voters will be paying close attention, and since the climate strikes will happen just a few short weeks before the fall election, we plan to go big on September 27th to demand for an ambitious climate plan and a Green New Deal in line with the scale of the crisis we face.

Host or join an Our Time to Walk-Out for Climate action on your nearest campus this September 27th.

Onwards,

Amara

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