The Alaska Center for the Environment is doing the organizational work in Alaska to help students leave classes on Friday to take part in a global student strike for the climate change agenda.
The student strike has been endorsed by New York City, where the city leaders said 1.1 million students can skip school for the protest without facing a penalty. In Seattle, students will be marked “unexcused,” while in Portland, students will be marked “excused.”
Students in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Sitka, Palmer, and Juneau are planning to take part, Must Read Alaska has learned.
On May 3, Juneau students held a strike in conjunction with another global student strike over climate and about 100 of them skipped classes and went to the Capitol with painted signs demanding the Green New Deal.
KIDS IN COURT, SUING STATE OF ALASKA FOR VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
The 16 young Alaskans who are suing the state of Alaska for violating their constitutional rights by “knowingly contributing to climate change” will be in court on Oct. 9 at 1:30 pm for a hearing before the Alaska Supreme Court. They are challenging a Superior Court’s decision against them. The ruling said the youth had not identified a specific state policy that contributes to climate change.
The youth are saying they did identify a policy — the State’s Energy Policy, that contains references to fossil fuels. The State’s implementation of that policy causes climate change, the youth are saying, and that is a violation of their constitutional rights.
That hearing takes place at the Boney Courthouse, 303 K Street in Anchorage.