We just witnessed the largest climate mobilization in US — and global — history.
The global attendance numbers are still being tallied – but we’re well into millions by now. It’s incredible. School kids led the way – and adults showed up to help.
But the beauty of today goes far beyond the number of people who took to the streets.
It’s about the feeling of power, of solidarity, of togetherness. It’s about our ability to stand together as people, across divides and borders. It’s about making a choice and about choosing what is right.
It’s about being brave, and bold, and about not being afraid to stand up for each other and challenge the status quo.
And it’s only just beginning. On Sunday, September 22nd, we’re co-hosting a Climate Mass Organizing call with MoveOn, Future Coalition, and other key partners in the US Climate Strike. Sign up now to join the call and find out what’s next for the climate movement.
The strikes will continue throughout the week to culminate next Friday, on the 27 September. There’s much more to come. But today was special: it showed all of us that we can be brave. We can be hopeful. We can claim the power to shift the world.
Climate Strike events are continuing to take place across the US over the next week — from local rallies to bold confrontations with local fossil fuel infrastructure. Check out the map again to see if there are more events happening near you.
See how it happened, in highlights, and keep following the global live coverage throughout the week.
WATCH: Thousands of people gather in the streets of New York City for today's #ClimateStrike march, joining millions of others in demonstrations demanding action on climate change worldwide.https://t.co/mWRt3d0p5p
(Video: Gale Brewer) pic.twitter.com/uVBpH98UUu
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 20, 2019
From Coast to Coast they rise!! Thousands of people out in San Francisco for the youth-led #ClimateStrike!
— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) September 20, 2019
— Paul Tonko ⚫️ (@RepPaulTonko) September 20, 2019
— Illinois Clean Jobs (@ILCleanJobs) September 20, 2019
#Houston the global warming is real, in the middle of the #ClimateStrike the rain remnants of #Imelda continued hit hardest in Houston downtown @Cesar_Espinosa #FielHouston #houstonflood #houwx pic.twitter.com/AlSK5nPeg0
— FIEL Houston 🦋 (@FIELHouston) September 20, 2019
2 years ago, I had the worst day of my life, Hurricane Maria cake through Puerto Rico causing problems we’re still dealing with today.
Today, I’m asking for politicians to do something about what makes storms like Maria possible#rememberPuertoRico #ClimateAction #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/i2GA8dHMls
— Aj834 🇵🇷🌀 (@aj8340) September 20, 2019
— Vanita Kalra (@vrkalra) September 20, 2019
— Evan Bush (@evanbush) September 20, 2019
— Doing something PDX (@BurrisNoah) September 20, 2019
— Corey Rothauser (@CoreyRothauser) September 20, 2019
— Christophe Courchesne (@courchesnec) September 20, 2019
My team on the ground at the ABQ #ClimateStrike reports a huge turnout of young people calling for #ClimateAction. I share their passion! I’m fighting this fight in Congress! #GreenNewDeal pic.twitter.com/hJ2RRCklNd
— Rep. Deb Haaland (@RepDebHaaland) September 20, 2019
— joel a clark (@jaclark_games) September 20, 2019
— Sunrise Colorado 🌅 (@SunriseMvmtCO) September 20, 2019
If scientists are right, Miami Beach City Hall will be under 7ft of water by 2100. The youth of Miami has something to say about it #ClimateStrike @guardianus #schoolstrike4climate pic.twitter.com/KbT1sKpGbN
— Richard Luscombe (@richlusc) September 20, 2019
— 350 Nevada (@350Nevada) September 20, 2019