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  • Jamie Margolin is a 16 year old activist who became intrigued by news alerts flashing on her phone: mudslides in Colombia, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Maria. Instead of simply swiping them away, Jamie decided to do something about it.
  • Hurricane warnings
  •  “I was nervous to go there, especially since I’m so young. But last summer I realized I have to take action, even if it’s going to be a lot of action.”- Jamie founded Zero Hour, a youth organisation  around the climate crisis.
  • Last July, Zero Hour will host a weekend of youth action in Washington DC. The core 25 members – who collaborate online across the States. will lobby representatives to divest from fossil fuels  and protest in a march. The goal is to show how youth are affected by climate change
  • When youth try to take a stand, our leaders blatantly  disregard our rights, pat us on the head, and give us the legal equivalent of “you’re cute, don’t worry about a thing little kid, we’re taking care of it.” But the Washington state government isn’t taking care of anything when it comes to climate action.
  • My generation’s right to a healthful environment is not an “aspiration”, as the judge said. My own legislature has already recognized this as a right that must be protected
  • Youth being harmed by climate change are entitled to the same kind of consideration. We won’t stop fighting until we get the change we need and deserve.
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