We’ve got the chills.
On Monday, young people showed that they’re building the kind of cross-movement alliances that we need to change what’s politically possible in this country. This movement of movements is broad, diverse, and powerful!
In an epic demonstration of unity, 1,000 young people took the streets of Washington, D.C. for justice on race, climate, and immigration. This mobilization brought together a truly unprecedented coalition: the movements for climate justice, for black lives, for prison and fossil fuel divestment, for immigrant justice, and beyond.
And wow, was it amazing! Just see for yourself:
Together, we share a vision for a new, better economy that works for all of us: one that keeps fossil fuels in the ground; protects the lives of black, brown, poor, and immigrant communities; and reinvests in healthy jobs and renewable energy.
This is a huge deal. It’s not the usual suspects mobilizing together anymore. We’re approaching a turning point that will lead us closer to justice across our movements — justice that doesn’t require a prefix.
Communities of color are on the front lines of the climate crisis, and that crisis drives displacement too. All our fights are connected. If we want to win, then we must build power together.
We’re going to use this momentum to keep building the power we need. It won’t be easy, but together, anything is possible.
In hope and solidarity,
Deirdre, Katie, Sara, and Yong Jung