School Strikers Respond to Daily Telegraph & Education Minister
In response to today's front-page story in the Daily Telegraph about the School Strike 4 Climate Action, Australian school strikers have issued the following statement:
"School students started and school students are leading the School Strike 4 Climate Action.
We are a growing, global, school student-led network organising in our communities to bring about real lasting action on the greatest threat to our generation: climate change.
We are not an organisation, nor controlled or directed by any organisation. We are all volunteer school students, working on this cause because we care deeply about protecting people and our environment from the impacts of climate change.
We have reached out to a number of NGOs to support our work where they can. Climate change is a huge issue and we all need to work together.
A number of the school strikers for climate action also volunteer with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC). No surprises there! AYCC is the country’s largest youth climate network and does fantastic work to support young people like us fighting for climate justice.
We are very excited to see huge numbers of students and our supporters join us for our Global #ClimateStrike on March 15. The climate crisis is here and it is hurting people now, so there has never been a more important time to demand urgent action from all politicians."
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