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California School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest
by Elected Officials to Protect California
Friday Sep 20th, 2019 1:07 PM
Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes
Group of Elected School Board Officials Across California Urges School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest

Thousands of Youth Take to Streets on Friday to Protest Political Inaction on Climate Crisis

Statement from School Board members across California:

“As elected school board members across California, we strongly support our students and young people participating in the political process and stepping up in civic leadership to address the climate emergency that profoundly impacts their -- and all of our -- lives.

We call on school districts, colleges, and universities across the United States to follow the lead of New York City Public Schools and consider allowing their students to participate in the Climate Strikes.

Our young people rightfully ask: “What good is an education that prepares students for a future that we cannot survive?” They are demanding immediate reductions in worldwide carbon emissions and increases in renewable energy. They understand the perils that lie ahead. We should listen to them, support them, and join them.”

Signed,

Dr. Kelly Kent
President, Culver City Unified School District Board of Education

Chris Ungar
Board Member, San Luis Coastal Unified School District Board of Education

Alisa MacAvoy
Trustee, Redwood City School District Board of Education

Frank Crawford
Trustee, Marysville Joint Unified School District Board of Education

Lange Parks Luntao
Board President & Trustee, Stockton Unified School District Board of Education


About Elected Officials to Protect California

Elected Officials to Protect California is a bipartisan network of 275 elected officials from 47 counties urging Governor Newsom to commit to phase out oil and gas production to protect public health and the climate. Its full letter and signatories can be viewed here: http://californiaelectedofficials.org

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