So, what's a girl to do? Well, she and her best friend, Kyra Gantois, posted a video on YouTube urging students to show up for a protest. They expected "only a handful" but got 3,000. In four weeks they have grown to 30,000.
Sadly Thunberg and DeWever have also been the brunt of overwhelming hate mail-- and DeWever has received death threats.
But something good has also risen out of these marches and their ever growing numbers. On March 15th climate strikers are organizing an international day of action. Jamie Margolin, 17-year-old founder and executive director of Zero Hour, is organizing the U.S. events.
Oh, God, how I love these girls and wish them well. Although I can't be with them with protest sign held high because I'm doing Sanctuary at the Miccosukee Embassy, I-- and my darling Haalie-- will be with them in spirit.
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