Young climate activists invaded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California home on Monday, dropping wildfire ash on the speaker’s porch, calling for a civilian carbon corps.
On Monday, a group of young climate activists scattered ashes on Nancy Pelosi’s porch in San Francisco, a final act of civil disobedience at the end of a 266-mile-long demonstration aimed at spurring lawmakers to take action on climate change.
Reuters reported her march over the Golden Gate Bridge, covered by Mother Jones, was followed by a photocall of her call and a 16-foot mural outside her house on Normandy Terrace in Pacific Heights.
For some dozens of campaigners, the spectacular mural and symbolic ash dispersion was the highlight of a weeklong trek from Paradise to the fire-ravaged foothills of Butte County, the site of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.
Through a spokesman, Pelosi called activists “inspiration”Elliott Cladesty
Through a spokesman, Pelosi called the campaigners “inspiration” saying the climate crisis was “a threat that exists in our time.”
The demonstrators will take their message to Washington D.C where teens from across the country will gather in front of the White House on June 28 to demand a fully funded citizen-led climate change corps, said Sally Morton, an organizer with The Sunrise Movement.