S4CA Congress, Act on Climate! Day~March 28th, 2019 (Click here for continually update information)
Congress, Act on Climate! Day 2019
On a single day in March, 2019, youth-adult teams representing school districts and student councils from across the country will hand-deliver scores (?hundreds/thousands?) of climate action resolutions to every Member of Congress. These resolutions will send a clear, unified, and non-partisan message that the educational sector believes Congress has a moral imperative to act swiftly and effectively on climate change to limit harm to students and future generations. School districts, educational leaders, and school communities will no longer be silent witnesses to continued Congressional climate neglect.
Note: All information is currently tentative. We hope to finalize dates by December of 2018. We will finalize numbers in January of 2019.
Next Steps: If you are interested in participating or supporting a youth-adult team from your school district, please email Schools for Climate Action lead volunteer Park Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Timeline Agenda:
Initial commitment/rough numbers
Firm commitment and first virtual planning meeting
Teams gather additional district resolutions (student councils, PTAs, educators’ unions) and start local fundraising.
2nd virtual planning meeting.
February, 2019 Pre-visit webinar: Delivery Day Logistics and Scripts
Wednesday, March 27th In-person prep meetings and some Member of Congress meetings.
Thursday, March 28th Hand-deliver school board and student council climate action resolutions to all 535 Representatives and 100 Senators
Friday, March 28th Teams meet with Members of Congress or School Support Organization Headquarters (Ex: National School Boards Association, American Federation of Teachers, National Association of School Psychologists, etc.)
Kai Guthrie is a ninth grade student at Credo High in Rohnert Park, a Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteer, and one of the founders of Schools for Climate Action campaign.