GAME’S OVER: Youth Activists to Disrupt Congressional Baseball Game if No Climate Deal Passed by End of July

With weeks left to pass vital clean energy investments through reconciliation, young people will exhort Biden and Democrats to leave everything on the field for climate

 Washington, D.C.–On Thursday, July 28, youth activists will descend on the Congressional Baseball game in a final bid to salvage the historic climate action they were promised by President Biden and Democratic leaders.

After last week’s Supreme Court decision curtailing the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions, many analysts believe budget reconciliation provides the only remaining path to reaching President Biden’s climate goals. Though negotiations are ongoing, Senate Democrats have yet to land a deal that would make historic investments in clean energy and environmental justice. They now have only a handful of weeks left to do so or risk placing a stable climate permanently out of reach. As the latest IPCC report warned, it is truly “now or never” for climate action.

Terrified by what failure would mean for their generation–and deeply frustrated by months of inaction and broken promises–young people are preparing to do everything in their power to get a climate bill across the finish line. If the Democrats succeed in passing an ambitious bill by July 28, the Congressional Baseball Game will be an opportunity to celebrate progress and urge further action. If Congress has nothing to show on climate by the end of July, youth activists will shut down the stadium with a simple demand: “stop playing games while the world burns.”

WHAT             GAME’S OVER: IT’S NOW OR NEVER ON CLIMATE youth-led direct action

WHEN             Thursday, July 28, 7:00 p.m. EST

WHO               Youth activists and allies

WHERE          Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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The CCAN Action Fund is the advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the oldest and largest grassroots organization dedicated exclusively to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in the Chesapeake Bay region. For almost 20 years, CCAN has been at the center of the fight for clean energy and wise climate policy in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

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