Sunday, August 25, 2013

Event - Power Shift 2013: Youth Conference Convenes to Fight Climate Change

Power Shift 2013 will take place October 18 - 21st in Pittsburgh, PA. There are expected to be 10,000+ youth leaders converging on Pittsburgh to combat climate change and fight for the future. Young people will come together from all walks of life including college students, young environmental justice leaders, DREAMers, young people of faith, and young workers. At this conference attendees will learn from one another and go back to their communities where they will build and launch strategic campaigns.

Issues on the agenda include the fight against fracking, and the Keystone XL pipeline. They will also address the issues of divestment from fossil fuels, clean energy, and of course, the climate crisis.

People are assembling with the aim of creating a just and thriving economy. They will do this by standing up on campuses across the country and around the world.

This is the most diverse generation in history, and they are united in their demand of justice for all with one voice. This is a generation is not afraid to speak truth to power, to sacrifice and to demonstrate their commitment to changes that seemed impossible to previous generations.

These young people are also tackling the complex and pernicious issue of corporate interests who pollute our climate and who hijack democracy with billions of dollars in campaign contributions, ads, and outright bribes.

They will not be silenced and for those politicians who stand in their way, beware as they will come together to exercise their right to vote. Just as they played a significant role in electing President Obama in 2008 and 2012, they will vote again for justice and against intransigence and climate denial.

Power Shift is a call for action that will shift priorities at every level of society, from local communities to the national government.

Power Shift 2013 is only the beginning of their plans to improve the world. After the conference they will return to their communities where they will launch hundreds of sustained campaigns and mass actions to demand climate justice.

Together, their voices will unite in a drumbeat calling for change that will not be ignored.

Together under a grand vision for justice they are determined to build a stronger and more vibrant climate movement. 

To register click here.

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