Support the Youth in “Trial of the Century”!!
October 29 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The “Trial of the Century” is finally going to start after 3 years of attempts by the government to stop it. 21 students will be heard along with all the arguments, based in science, that our government has taken actions that deny them a “public trust” right to a future that includes THEIR right to life, liberty, and property. Back in December of last year the youth appeared at the Federal Appeals Court for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, shown in the pictures here after their presentation on one the government’s attempts to block the trial on procedural grounds.
The Trial begins on Oct. 29th in Eugene, Oregon. It will be before a judge only. This Juliana v US case is a lawsuit where the defendants are the President and the heads of executive branch agencies (initially the Obama administration, now the Trump administration). The youth plaintiffs allege that, by exercising their sovereign authority over our country’s atmosphere and fossil fuel resources, the U.S. government defendants permitted, encouraged, and otherwise enabled the continued exploitation, production, and combustion of fossil fuels. These actions were taken with full knowledge that so doing would cause atmospheric CO2 concentrations to escalate to levels unprecedented in human history, resulting in a dangerous destabilizing climate system for our country and these youth plaintiffs.
So let’s tell everyone about it so people can follow it, and with a supportive event that includes signs, speeches and singing on Oct. 29th in San Rafael at 1002 4th St.near Arizmendi Bakery. let’s get the word out on social media using the hashtags #youthvgov, #TrialoftheCentury” #SeeYouInCourt
Learn about it on the Youth Vs. Government website. Click around even on top of that website to learn more.
For teachers there is a Classroom Kit HERE
And for those wanting to create posters to bring there is this Art Tool Kit HERE