Everyday, young people around the country are taking action for climate justice. But what does it take for us to stand up for our future in New York?
Since April 2011, hundreds of young New Yorkers have taken action against Big Oil and Gas. In August, over 50 New York youth joined the historic Tar Sands Action sit-in in Washington D.C. In November, hundreds traveled to D.C. to hold President Obama to his campaign promise- "to end the tyranny of oil"- and we blocked the Keystone XL pipeline. When the fight turned to fracking in the Delaware River Basin, we teamed up with Josh Fox, Food & Water Watch, 350.org and frontline activists from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware to protect 15 million people's water and score a huge win in the movement to ban fracking. Since Power Shift 2011, we've been winning.