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Youth Climate Lawsuit Rally

Rally in Eugene to support the 21 young plaintiffs, ages 11-22, who are suing the U.S. over government failure to address the issue of climate change.


 https://youtu.be/shE60j9b36k
"The constitutional climate lawsuit, called Juliana v. U.S., was filed against the U.S. government in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in 2015.
Earth Guardians is also an organizational plaintiff in the case.

Their complaint asserts that, through the government's affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation's constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources."

October 29, 2018 was the date the case was to be finally heard in the Federal Court in Eugene Oregon, but the Supreme Court suspended the trial. The rally in support of the youths cause continued, in Eugene and across the country, with approximately 1500 people attending in Eugene.

This is video from the last two hours, including, among other speakers, plaintiffs, the local NAACP president and religious clergy.
And some great music!



 https://youtu.be/shE60j9b36k