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Here’s how you can strike for climate justice from your living room

By Oxfam
Oxfam staff and volunteers in Washington, D.C. participated in the Global Climate Strike in September. Photo: Oxfam America

Join us for #EarthDayLive, a 72-hour massive livestream featuring activists, scientists, celebrities, and musicians.

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Normally, it’s a day for gathering—people who care about the future of our world come together across the country to demand climate action through marches, rallies, and actions.

As we continue to do our part by social distancing and staying home to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in communities near and far, thinking about the future can feel overwhelming and scary. This pandemic is exposing deep systemic inequalities in the US, as millions of people are struggling to pay their bills, stay healthy and survive. While we may not be able to come together in the streets this year, we cannot allow this crisis to stop us from raising our voice and taking powerful, collective action.

While we’re all focused on COVID-19, climate change still represents one of the biggest threats our world currently faces and now is the time to speak out to ensure we have strong leadership and a government that will protect our planet for future generations to come.

That’s why, this year, we’re taking Earth Day online. We are reimagining what a social movement can look like in the digital age, finding new and creative ways to get our message heard. In partnership with youth leaders, indigenous advocates, and climate campaigners, we’re hosting #EarthDayLive, a 72-hour massive livestream featuring stories, conversations, and performances from activists, scientists, celebrities, and musicians.

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Want to be a social distancing climate activist? Here’s how you can do it:

  • Join millions of people around the country to demand climate action by joining the digital climate strikes and watching the livestream from your home at earthdaylive2020.org. Sign up today to get updates on #EarthDayLive sessions and more information on how you can get involved. Sign Up Now
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  • Continue to get out the vote! The most important thing all of us can do right now is get involved and vote in the 2020 general election. If you’re passionate about fighting climate change, help us ensure every single person that’s eligible to vote, votes! This Earth Day, commit to remind three friends or family members to vote by texting EARTHVOTE to 565-25. We’ll send you information on how to get your friends registered and a reminder around election day. If you’re not sure if you’re registered to vote, you can check your registration status.

  • Raise awareness with your online community about the climate emergency. Using the hashtags #EarthDayLive, #StrikeWithUs and #ClimateStrikes, spread the word about the #EarthDayLive event by posting on your social media.Together, we can call on leaders to take emergency action to build a more sustainable and just world and inspire more Americans to pledge to vote for our future.

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