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Keystone Dissent: 398 Youth Arrested In Front of White House

Three-hundred ninety-eight students were arrested in front of the White House this Saturday, March 2nd, after locking themselves to the fence in protest of the KXL Pipeline. XL Dissent was entirely self-organized by students on campuses across the country, including Minnesota, Michigan and other Midwest states, and drew heavily from Campus divestment coalitions. 

Midwest Youth Get out the Vote!

Across the Midwest and the nation, youth organizers are not only getting out the youth vote, they are connecting the dots between the fossil fuels industry and elections and building an informed, committed, and passionate youth base. Midwest Spotlight Youth orgs across the Midwest are actively engaging their generation in the Presidential debates, elections and […]

Rust Belt Youth Buckle Down on a Clean and Just Energy Future

Driving through the night across Ohio and up through Michigan from Cleveland to Detroit on Friday with four of the most amazing women I have ever met, I was stunned and awed by the industry and power production surrounding us on all sides. Bright lights, flares and billowing smoke flooded the otherwise peaceful, moonlit night […]

UN Climate Change Summit Take 15 And….Action

So many things are happening at the U.N. Climate Change Summit – it will make your head spin! Bringing awareness and attention to an issue or group can be done in many ways. “Actions” are a large part of the Climate Change Summit and in making statements worldwide. Particular planned “actions” with different organizations and […]

The Power of Broad Representation- Locally and Abroad

Governments need to start looking at Grand Rapids, MI for new ways to engage citizens in local politics. This week I gave a presentation to Mayor Heartwell’s Youth Council and Youth Commission, a group of about 20 middle and high school students that have been agents of change in their community. These young people follow […]