On November 9th, a wave of people power swept over Washington, DC. In an epic demonstration of unity, 1,000 millennials took the streets for justice on race, climate, and immigration.


We’ve built a powerful new alliance across our movements — the kind we need to change the landscape of what’s politically possible in this country. This mobilization brought together a truly unprecedented coalition: the movements for climate justice, for black lives, for prison and fossil fuel divestment, for immigrant justice, and beyond.

Together, we share a vision for a new, better economy that works for all of us: one that keeps fossil fuels in the ground; protects the lives of black, brown, poor, and immigrant communities; and reinvests in healthy jobs and renewable energy.

We don’t live single-issue lives. We live at the intersection of the most pressing problems today. Our movements are connected and our purpose is huge.

If we want to win, then we must build power together. We’re going to use this momentum to keep building the power we need — this is just the beginning.

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LIVE UPDATES: Our Generation, Our Choice mobilization in D.C.

Right now, millennial movements are taking the streets of Washington, D.C. to demand justice on race, climate, and immigration. See the stories other people are sharing, or post your own update on social media using #OurGenerationOurChoice and it will appear. See live updates (More...)

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Our Generation, Our Choice: Youth Draw Connections Between Race, Environment and Immigration

This article was written by Margaret Sturtevant, and reposted with permission from Truthout  article here. On November 9, youth activists plan to organize a day of action for racial justice, immigrant justice, and climate justice called “Our Generation, Our Choice,” which will include a gathering in Washington, D.C. to demand that our political leaders address these (More...)

Don’t be frightened, be inspired

This blog post was written by Vignesh Ramachandran, a student organizer with Divest Middlebury, on why he’s joining the Our Generation, Our Choice mobilization. Society teaches us that the individual is greater than everything. It’s why we take selfies and spend hours of our days curating our image on Facebook and Instagram. Society teaches us that if (More...)

Why I’m marching on November 9th

This blog post was written by Sophia Zaia, a student organizer with Swarthmore Mountain Justice, on why she’s joining the Our Generation, Our Choice mobilization. When I learned about climate change for the first time in middle school I was stunned; stunned that I hadn’t found out before, that this wasn’t something my parents talked (More...)

This action is organized by youth activists and supported by:

Better Future Project
Bowdoin Climate Action
Center for Biological Diversity
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Divest Middlebury
Earth Guardians
Energy Action Coalition
Flood the System Youth Action Council
Fossil Free Williams
Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network
Generation RYSE Rising Youth For a Sustainable Earth
Hip Hop Caucus
Indigenous Environmental Network
International Forum on Globalization
LULAC: League of United Latin American Citizens
Million Hoodies
Responsible Endowments Coalition
Roosevelt's Network
United States Student Association
United We Dream
U.S. Climate Plan
Working Families

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