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Portland, Oregon chapter of @sunrisemvmt. Youth fighting for a livable future for all 🌎🌿✊ Making #climatejustice an urgent priority NOW.
12 Dec 19
Today, we received a leaked press release from Mayor Wheeler’s office. We learned that on Friday he plans to announce climate commitments + thanked youth climate activists for ‘working with the city.’

To be clear: we were not a part of these discussions. #nothingaboutuswithoutus
The bullet points indicated as part of Mayor Wheeler’s climate proposals and accomplishments were already in motion + came from the hard work of many bureaus, committees and commissioners. As for the first point, the mayor is required by law to appoint the PCEF advisory committee
Regardless, not a single one of these bullet points is on the level of action needed to properly address the climate crisis at the scale it requires. While we are cited as inspiration, if we’d had a seat at the table, we would have been clear: this is nowhere near enough.
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