On April 19th, Harmony Union School Board members Mariah Lander, Steve Bair, and Henry Goff unanimously passed Resolution #2017/18-5 to Support Climate Change Action. This resolution:
A big thanks to Tanya Turneaure, Allison Gravis, and Kaelyn Ramdsen who also contributed to this effort.
The logjam on national climate action currently threatens all of our young people (and future generations). Thanks to our constitutional rights and our decentralized democratic traditions (such as local school district governance) all Americans, young and old, who care about the well-being of our country, our children, and future generations can speak directly to elected leaders to advocate for commonsense climate policies. No one has to be silent about the enormous and unnecessary burden we, as a nation, are currently placing on our young people due to our lack of national climate policy.
Harmony Union School District is the 14th school district since December, 2017 to pass a climate action resolution in order to protect students. We believe thousands of other school boards across the country agree with the content of this resolution. Please help spread the word about this campaign so that the chorus of voices from the educational sector can help break the logjam on commonsense climate action in Washington, DC.
Thank you HUSD Board and Superintendent/Principal for all that you do to create bright futures for young people!
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.