Letter to the Editor: Parents - tell your children to join us at the Washington Climate Strike

Friday, March 8, 2019

To the Editor:

My name is Nara Kim, I’m 16, a sophomore at Shorewood HS, an avid band nerd, and one of the organizers at Washington Climate Strike.

Washington Climate Strike is a chapter of US Youth Climate Strike. On Friday, March 15th, students all over the country will strike and demand that congress to take action to combat climate change.

I doubt a lot of youth read Shoreline Area News, but I’m sure parents do. This is why I’m asking you to join us and ask your child to strike with us at Cal Anderson Park from 10 AM to 1 PM on Friday, March 15th.

Although you may not see the true and drastic effects of climate change (beyond what we see today) in your lifetime, we will. This is about more than changing the status of the present. It is about creating a liveable future for generations to come.

One of the fundamental ideas of government and politics is to create a better world for the next generation, but we, the youth, don’t see that happening. Climate change is the most pressing issue our world is facing, and yet, it feels like the government is working against us.

Climate change is an issue that affects every single individual across the entire planet. It doesn’t matter what skin color you have, where you were born, what political party you belong to, or what language you speak. This is something that affects all of us and it is time we speak up.

Here’s a link to the Seattle Press Advisory for more information.

Thank you for reading my letter to the editor. I truly hope you will consider taking action alongside us. Please feel free to email me or WA Climate Strike with any questions or concerns.

Nara Kim


Doug March 10, 2019 at 7:24 PM  

What exactly do you propose humans do to change the temperature of the sun?

Doug March 10, 2019 at 7:28 PM  

Most pressing? Really? Cancer, homelessness, wars, abortion, human trafficking. And you are concerned about something that has debateable impact?

Tori R2 March 12, 2019 at 10:36 PM  

Thank you, Nara. Stay strong. Young people like you are our hope and our future.

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