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Sawant, students rally for excused absences for Global Climate Strike
CM Sawant rallies with students for excused absences for Global Climate Strike
9/18/201919:12

Following Seattle City Council's unanimous vote on Resolution 31907, "in support of the youth-led September 20, 2019 Global Climate Strike", Councilmember Kshama Sawant joins students at Washington Middle School to compel Seattle School Board Directors to excuse absences for the worldwide Climate Walkout. Sawant sent letters to the Seattle School Board, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau, Governor Jay Inslee, and Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal reiterating the role that school boards across the country and world play in the struggle to protect our planet.

Speakers include:

Councilmember Kshama Sawant, City of Seattle

Washington Middle School students

Zoe Schurman, Washington Middle School

Kimaya Mahajan, Interlake High School

Dr. Sarah Myhri, University of Washington

Lucas Vargas Zeppetello, 350 Seattle

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