First, thank you for making this year such a success. With your support, our organization empowered young leaders across the country to advance (and win!) bold climate policy. We organized over 400 outreach events, trained more than 1,000 students, published 70 media pieces, and held countless other actions to build youth support for urgent action to protect our future. And it paid off: we won the country's most ambitious and economy-wide climate bill in New York State (with our incredible partners at NY Renews) and are poised to get more policies over the finish line in early 2020. I hope you'll check out our 2019 Annual Report if you haven't already, and celebrate all we did together.
Our team is ready to hit the ground running in January. Already, we have a series of events planned across the country to bring youth voices to state capitols: an Intergenerational Lobby Day in Massachusetts, a statewide Youth Lobby Day in Washington, a lobby day in Nebraska, and a rally at the New York State Capitol (keep an eye out for an RSVP link!). With the failure of world leaders to agree on binding climate commitments at this month's international climate conference, it has never been more clear that we must build political will for climate action in the U.S. and secure concrete victories at the local and state level.
We truly can’t do this work without people like you. Whether you’ve sponsored someone’s bus ride to a lobby day, supported our groundbreaking paid Fellowship, or been a monthly sustainer since our founding, we can’t thank you enough. As the year comes to a close, we hope you’ll consider an end-of-year gift to Our Climate to sustain and grow our impact at such a critical time for the planet. With your support, we'll make sure there's a wave of state-level climate action next year, led by young people who will lead us to a better world—now and in the future.
Thank you so much,
P.S. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Mike Muse on SiriusXM Radio, following a lively conversation with the Editor In Chief of National Geographic Magazine. If you're interested, you can watch the interview on YouTube here—I'd love to know what you think!