This is an excerpt of a post that first appeared at Wonk Room. Livestream of Capitol Climate Action below.
Today, thousands of youth activists participating in Power Shift ’09 are descending on the U.S. Capitol to demand Congress take action to fight climate change. While students from South Dakota to North Carolina lobby their elected officials, others will be engaging in mass civil disobedience to protest the United States’ continued use of coal.
Stories on Power Shift from Brown University, SUNY Fredonia Hamilton College, Central Michigan University Northern Michigan University, South Dakota State University University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Stockton College of New Jersey, College of St. Scholastica, Ohio State University, Oberlin College, Appalachian State University, University of Kentucky in Lexington, Cornell University, James Madison University, Connecticut College.