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Teens call for ‘climate action’ at California Capitol

September 20, 2019

This is a short excerpt from an ABC 10 report on the Sacramento September 20th Strike, which was led by Supriya Patel, Earth Uprising’s Partnerships Coordinator.

More than 1,200 people rallied at the California state capitol building Friday calling for lawmakers to act on climate change, as part of a global day to bring attention to the issue.

The rally was a part of the “Global Climate Strike,” which brought out millions of students world-wide for the issue. Teenagers say their generation will be most impacted by the effects of climate change and want the government to act.

The event in Sacramento was organized by a 13-year-old climate activist. Supriya Patel of Sacramento is an 8th grader and the founder of the Sacramento chapter of Fridays for Future.

“Our strike was the first of many actions,” Patel said.

Patel, who suffers from asthma, says she first realized how serious the issue was when she visited her family in India. Her condition was exacerbated while visiting the nation known to have some of the world’s most polluted cities.

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By Giacomo Luca, ” Teens call for ‘climate action’ at California Capitol ,” ABC 10
Read full story at ABC 10