Youth Climate Strike Joint Statement
Vallie Brown, Jenny Lam, Ivy Lee, and Suzie Loftus
September 23, 2019
We stand one hundred percent behind the thousands of San Francisco students who participated in the global Climate Strike on Friday. These youth, joined millions around the world, voicing their concerns and frustrations over the inaction from our leaders to avert a climate catastrophe.
As four women leaders, who are mothers, elected leaders and community organizers, we understand the importance of leaving our communities and planet in a better place for future generations.
To the youth that marched on Friday: we each heard you loud and clear. We pledge to advance a strong and aggressive climate agenda as elected officials. We support Commissioner Lam in working with San Francisco Unified School District to strengthen policies on student civic engagement paired with curriculum and advance their experiential learning. We proudly support your goals and will use our positions to help break our dependence on fossil fuels and other unsustainable practices.