Youth climate activists demanding Green New Deal arrested for sit-in at #OilMoneyMitch McConnell’s office – NationofChange

Youth climate activists demanding Green New Deal arrested for sit-in at #OilMoneyMitch McConnell’s office – NationofChange

Hundreds of Kentucky high school students and climate campaigners with the youth-led Sunrise Movement descended on the Capitol Hill office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday to deliver 100,000 petition signatures and stage a sit-in to make clear to lawmakers that young people want a Green New Deal for their communities and futures.

For calling on McConnell to heed public demands for federal lawmakers to pass policies that will phase out fossil fuels and combat the global climate crisis while also creating green jobs and a more just economy, more than 40 demonstrators were arrested:

via Youth climate activists demanding Green New Deal arrested for sit-in at #OilMoneyMitch McConnell’s office – NationofChange