The youth of Fort Worth will take to the streets on 7th Street, Saturday, February 29th…but this time, it isn’t for the drinks or the nightlife. Instead, we are leading our Tarrant County and world community members in a protest for the Global Climate Crisis. But why?
Tarrant County protesters come from groups like the Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club and the Arlington Conservation Council, as well as local schools like Paschal High School, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Christian University, and the University of Texas at Arlington, to show local politicians that their citizens demand climate action. For some, marching is one of the few ways that they can exercise their voice, as they are too young to vote. For many others who can and do vote, they feel as though politicians have let climate-conscious policy fall to the wayside for too long now.
These marches are legal demonstrations of public opinion. The goal is to use nonviolent methods to bring awareness of climate crisis to Tarrant County residents and to tell political leaders at all levels that we need climate action now. As numbers increase, so does the attention on the issue.
This is a call to action. Tarrant county needs all hands – of all ages – on-deck to show our leaders what is most important to us. Bring your signs, bring your voice, and bring your numbers.
When: Saturday, February 29th, 3-5 pm
Where: Trinity Park Pavilion #1, 2201 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107