03-2-20–Salem Climate Strike

First shift of climate activists gathered in front of the capitol holding signs

Climate Activists held a climate strike in front of the Oregon Capitol to advocate for climate action on Friday, Feb. 28.

Their mission began shortly after the Republican senators walked out on Monday, Feb. 25 to try and curb an environmental bill (HB 1530) from being passed. Telling them to “do their jobs and protect their constituents” from the impending climate crisis.

Groups came in two shifts, one from 12-1 p.m and the other from 3-4 p.m, made up of student activists from both high school and Universities.

While both groups had vastly different people show up, they all shared the same common interest as they advocated in front of the capitol on a cold friday afternoon.

More youth activists shown up after school for the second shift at 3 o’clock in the afternoon
Advocates held “NO WALKOUT on OREGON’S CLIMATE” banner
A small group of Willamette University Students advocated at the strike for climate action
The Climate Strikers helped hold a giant “VOTES FOR WOMEN” flag after the meet.
After the meet, they stood in front and helped with the presentation of the “VOTES FOR WOMEN” flag.
A few of climate advocates in a group huddle with Marilyn Artus, designer of the flag.

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