Hundreds of young people from across the nation gathered on the national mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 21, for the protest planned by the environmental youth group Zero Hour.

The Youth Climate March began in a drizzle, with a forecast of steady, unrelenting rain on the way. The forecast didn’t disappoint, but the young activists who took the streets didn’t either. Hundreds of young people from across the nation gathered on the national mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 21, for the protest planned by the environmental youth group Zero Hour . The march was the last in a three-day string of events in Washington, D.C. organized by the youth and POC led group, including a lobby day and a Youth Climate Art Festival. Trending Video To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that “I’m here because I know this an urgent problem we need to solve and we need to address,” 18-year-old Maeve Secor of Baltimore, Maryland, told Teen Vogue at the march. “I’m really worried about the water levels rising; that’s really going to affect Baltimore, especially with the impact climate change has on the low-income population .” Meave went to Congress to lobby with other members of Zero Hour on Thursday, where she spoke with staffers. “We have a pledge for public officials to not take any […]

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