Elsa Mengitsu

17 year old high school senior from North Carolina. She’s an organizer and activist focusing on climate, justice and their intersections between society.

17 year old high school senior from North Carolina.  She’s an organizer and activist focusing on climate, justice and their intersections between society.

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Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

Is the world waking up to climate change?

Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

from To the Point

The federal government may have to stand trial for violating the rights of young people.

Climate change and the constitutional right to a livable future

The federal government may have to stand trial for violating the rights of young people.

from To the Point

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