What is the relationship between the Strike With Us campaign and Earth Day Network?
What does it mean to “strike” for the climate?
What is the purpose of the strike?
Why is the climate crisis at a critical point and why should it be a priority for everyone?
What are you hoping to achieve through these strikes?
How is this strike different from prior climate protests?
Are the strikes going to be violent?
I want to start a strike, where do I start?
Is the strike associated with a political party?
Can I strike if I’m an adult?
Who is in the strike coalition? There seem to be many groups claiming leadership, how are you working together for the common good?
What is the relationship between the Strike With Us campaign and Earth Day Network?

Earth Day Network, the group that has coordinated Earth Day efforts for the last 50 years, is one of the adult coalition members for the upcoming April climate actions. The theme for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is climate action, and we are working closely with Earth Day Network, and their campaign EarthRise, to make April 22nd as powerful a day as possible.

What does it mean to “strike” for the climate?

For over a year, millions of students across the globe have been “striking” by leaving their classrooms every Friday, to call attention to how the climate crisis is devastating homes, land, and communities. From April 22 to 24, young people and adults across the US and world will strike again in record numbers to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.

What is the purpose of the strike?

The climate crisis is the largest threat to our world and futures as we know it. Young people refuse to sit by as our future is destroyed around us. From April 22nd to April 24th, we will send a collective message that we refuse to go to school and work while greed threatens our future. We are asking for everyone to join us: young, old, and everyone in-between.

Why is the climate crisis at a critical point and why should it be a priority for everyone?

We are already experiencing terrifying impacts such as stronger and more frequent hurricanes, wildfires, floods, droughts, and more. Scientists agree that our window to slow the climate crisis is closing rapidly. Failing to take action on climate is unacceptable, and has already hurt many people. Any further delay will deny our generation and future generations a livable, just future.

What are you hoping to achieve through these strikes?

These climate won’t solve the climate crisis alone. What we can do at this moment is demonstrate that people are no longer willing to continue with business as usual. The urgency of the climate crisis requires a new approach and a just response centered on human rights, equity, and justice.

How is this strike different from prior climate protests?

Young people around the world have been rising up to defend our future, and have been going on strike – every week, all over the planet – for months. This round of strikes, adults will once again join youth at strikes planned across the world. By growing and unifying a multigenerational climate movement, the strike will be the launch of a new era of rigor for just and equitable climate action.

Are the strikes going to be violent?

No. We are committed 100% to non-violence at all the strikes.

I want to start a strike, where do I start?

Starting in a few weeks, find a strike near you to attend by searching the map on strikewithus.org. If you don’t see an event in your area, organize one! We’ll provide everything you need to get started in planning something in your community so no experience is necessary.

Is the strike associated with a political party?

No. We understand that to create the lasting change we need to address the climate crisis, we need all the support we can get. For this reason, the young people and adults leading the three days of climate action are bipartisan and welcome everyone to join their local strike.

Can I strike if I’m an adult?

Yes! Like previous strikes, these upcoming strikes are purposefully intergenerational. Youth and adults, institutional and grassroots organizations, climate-focused and social justice groups, are all coming together as a unified front to demand the change we need to save our future.

Who is in the strike coalition? There seem to be many groups claiming leadership, how are you working together for the common good?

The climate strike movement is a grassroots driven, people-powered movement. Ahead of the September 20th Climate Strikes, the leading U.S. youth-led climate organizations came together to form a Youth Climate Strike Coalition to create more space for collaboration and unification for September 20th The group is coordinated by Future Coalition and includes DivestEd, Earth Guardians, Earth Uprising, Extinction Rebellion Youth U.S., Friday For Future USA, International Indigenious Youth Council, Sunrise, US Youth Climate Strike, and Zero Hour. In forming this coalition, the organizations agreed to unite under a common purpose and committed to consensus-based decision making. This youth-led Climate Strike Coalition has also invited supportive adult organizations to join the Adult Coalition. The adult coalition members are: 350.org, Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), Center for Biological Diversity, The Center for Popular Democracy, Climate Hawks Vote, GreenFaith, Greenpeace, Hip Hop Caucus, Interfaith Power & Light, Labor Network for Sustainability, League of Conservation Voters (LCV), March On, Mothers Out Front, Move On, National Wildlife Federation, NextGen America, Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), Our Children’s Trust, Oxfam, SEIU, & Sierra Club.

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