The next global climate strike will take place on Friday, September 24. People will be mobilizing around the world demanding an intersectional Green New Deal. This event recognizes that climate justice, vaccine equity, and a just transition need to go hand in hand and will build on the momentum of previous climate strikes.
The international call to action from Fridays for Future points out “The climate crisis does not exist in a vacuum. Other socio-economic crises such as racism, sexism, ableism, class inequality, and more amplify the climate crisis and vice versa. It is not just a single issue, our different struggles and liberations are connected and tied to each other.”
Escalating climate strikes are changing the political math of what’s possible to address the climate crisis. The strike in September 2020 was the largest climate protest in history. For an entire week, an estimated 7.6 million people participated from every continent around the world.
Now that the federal election is over, we can (and must!) continue to keep the pressure on newly elected and re-elected Members of Parliament to ensure climate justice, a just transition, and a Green New Deal stay front and centre when Parliament reconvenes.
Here’s what you can do to support the climate strike:
- Help amplify the organizing on social media using the hashtags #ClimateStrike and #UprootTheSystem. (There’s even a social media kit you can use!)
- Find a #ClimateStrike event near you on September 24 in solidarity with your kids, grandkids, and future generations.
See you out there!