project leader
Solenne W
location
New York State Capitol
(New York City)
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the project

Help teens lobby for the Climate Community and Protection Act and the Young Voter Act! 

In our current political climate, it has become ever more important for young people to become empowered and educated to get in touch with their representatives and ask for what matters. 

On March 11, two buses full of excited teenage students will go to the State Capitol in Albany. Students will ask their representatives about two important pieces of legislation: the Climate Community and Protection Act and the Young Voter Act

the steps

1. Get word out on social media outlets to our followers

2. Share lobbying day information with friends, family and especially fellow students

3. Charter buses

4. Fight 

why we're doing it

Teens care about the climate - to have their children be able to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and enjoy the outdoors as much as we are able to. We want to be able to vote for these things, to be heard in the political sphere. The Climate Community and Protection Act would begin by reducing human-caused emissions by 50% by 2030, and by 100% by 2050. These reductions are in line with recommendations from the global scientfic community. The Act also focuses on creating jobs for disadvantaged communities during the transition in energy sector - this is key because climate change disproportionately affects minority communities and will continue to wreak havoc on our world. 

In order to be able to voice our concerns directly to our representatives, we need to be able to vote. Voting can be a confusing and messy process for many, and it is important to make voting possible for people as early as possible in order to clear up this confusion. The Young Voter Act would make public registration forms for voting available in every public high school, a massive stride towards voting for everyone. Age, race, gender, socioeconomic class and any other category of difference should not bar people from asking for what they need. We should not live in a world where there are significant barriers to being heard by our representatives, who are elected to fight for our concerns in higher stages of politics. 

budget

We are chartering two buses to drive high schoolers up to Albany to get to the State Capitol. This will cost about $1500 for each bus and we are hoping to bring as many people as possible! 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $3,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $165
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $99
TOTAL TO RAISE = $3,299

 

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donors

  • Sylvana W.