US Youth Climate Strike

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Screenshot of US Youth Climate Strike's Twitter page as of May 28 2020



US Youth Climate Strike (YSYCS) is a self-described "anti-capitalist, working class, multi-racial coalition of young people who are organizing for radical climate action".[1]

The US Youth Climate Strike demands a climate change curriculum in schools and a "just transition" to socialism. Their platform includes a "demand" for a "Federal Jobs Guarantee" and "[A] general move to public ownership of the means of production."

Ilhan Omar's daughter Isra Hirsi is the co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike.

Supported the 2020 presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign Slogan

US Youth Climate Strike endorsed Bernie Sanders for president in 2020.[2] Their Twitter bio features the slogan of the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign 2020: "Not Me, Us"

Demands Socialism

The US Youth Climate Strike "platform" includes support for a Green New Deal and calls for "A general move to public ownership of the means of production", "social ownership" of the "National Power Grid, "move away from extractive capitalist economics towards a regenerative socially planned economy," "demand a comprehensive education plan that will greatly expand the curriculum about the climate crisis and its effects", and "a comprehensive just transition plan that builds dual power & counter institutions that will shift the economic, social and political paradigm from an extractive, capitalist economy into a regenerative, socialist economy."

The US Youth Climate Strike demands a climate change curriculum in schools and a "just transition" to socialism. Their platform includes a "demand" for a "Federal Jobs Guarantee" and "[A] general move to public ownership of the means of production."[3]

Panel Discussion at Socialism Conference July 2019

Screenshot of Sunrise Movement's Facebook page as of May 28 2020

On July 7 2019, the Chicago branch Sunrise Movement posted on Facebook about involvement in the Socialist Conference:[4]

"Yesterday one of our hub co-coordinators, Sally Taylor, participated in a lively and inspiring panel at Socialism Conference! Sally spoke with Haven Coleman of US Youth Climate Strike and Lucy Diavolo of Teen Vogue about how the youth have harnessed our voice to fight climate change. There is so much work to be done in order to stop the climate catastrophe, but these young activists (and many others) are continuing to fight everyday for a #GreenNewDeal and a green economy that works for everyone!"

Coronavirus Organizing Call April 20, 2020

Screenshot of US Youth Climate Strike's Facebook page as of May 28 2020

On April 20, 2020, US Youth Climate Strike held a "national webinar"[5] to discuss how activists can "build a mutual aid framework for the COVID-19 crisis and beyond". Organizers Caroline Heege and Sabreen Tuku hosted the webinar.

"Join us TOMORROW night live on our Twitter @/usclimatestrike for our first national webinar! We’ll be discussing how organizations and communities can build a mutual aid framework for the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Hosted by organizers Caroline Heege (WA) and Sabreen Tuku (WA) at 8 PM EST."

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