Thanks for joining the Meaningful Movies Project and Our Children’s Trust for the award winning film, YOUTH v GOV, produced by Barrelmaker Productions and Vulcan Productions! This event (organized by Mt Baker Meaningful Movies and co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia Meaningful Movies group) is part of a series of Meaningful Movies screenings and community conversations for this incredibly important and timely film. With news of devastating storms, increasing wild fires raging around the world, and other stories of environmental devastation, this hopeful and often joyful film is more important than ever.

YOUTH v GOV is the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government, filing a ground-breaking lawsuit against the U.S. government. They assert it has willfully acted over six decades to create the climate crisis, thus endangering their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property.

What Next?

Thank you for your interest in taking action! Here are some things YOU can do to support our work and the young people standing up for their rights to a livable future. 

  1. Sign up for the Youth v. Gov newsletter to get updates and to offer your time, skills or resources in support of our historic legal efforts. This is the best way to be in the know about upcoming actions and opportunities to get involved.
  2. Donate to Our Children’s Trust today! With your support, we provide legal representation and support to youth in multiple constitutional climate cases, all at no cost to our young clients or their families.
  3. #Congress4Juliana: Show your support for the Juliana v. United States youth plaintiffs – and a congressional concurrent resolution recognizing Children’s Fundamental Rights and Climate Recovery – by contacting your members of Congress! Learn more about an organizational letter to the DOJ here.
  4. Download and print a sign to display in your yard or the window of your home, business, or car to show your community that you stand in solidarity with the 21 youth plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States! If you live in Eugene-Springfield, Oregon, you can even request to have a FREE weatherproof yard sign delivered to your home or business!
  5. Are you a young person interested in joining a future climate legal action? Please fill out this form to share your interest!
  6. If you are a teacher, download our free curricula! Not a teacher? If you are a student, ask your teacher to add this curriculum to your class. Or, if you are a parent, ask your children’s teachers and local administrators to incorporate these lessons.
  7. Are you an attorney looking to contribute your time pro bono? Please fill out this form to share your interest!
  8. Write a letter to the editor of your local or school newspaper. We’ve got some tips on how to get started in our Action Toolkit here.
  9. Ask city councils, elected officials, schools, faith communities or businesses to sign a Declaration of Support in support of the Juliana v. United States plaintiffs. Learn more here and in our Action Toolkit.
  10. Talk to others about climate science. You can start the conversation by sharing our Pathway to Climate Recovery handout.
  11. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramandLinkedIn. Share, retweet, and repost content with your followers!
  12. Looking for additional ways to get involved in climate change advocacy and action? Check out the many programs, initiatives, and collaborative opportunities offered by Earth Guardians, an organization of young leaders who are fighting for our futures across the globe.

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Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Episcopal Diocese of Olympia  – Youth Ministry, Adult Faith Formation, Climate Task Force, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia Meaningful Movies    

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