Anpetu Wasté,

I hope you’re having a gentle day. Want to shout out all of our amazing frontline organizers from Alaska to La Tierra de Fuego. There is a lot of really good work being done around the nation right now. Here are this week’s Movement Partner Updates.

Hip-Hop Caucus


In @think100climate’s newest “The Coolest Show” podcast episodes, Rev. Lennox Yearwood gets together with the Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, Bernadette Demientieff, Gwich’in Steering Committee Youth Council member, Isaiah Horace, and Soul River Inc. founder, Chad Brown. They each sit down with Rev. Yearwood in a three episode series called “Protect the Arctic” to discuss why we must not allow for Arctic drilling by U.S. administrations, the power of the indigenous peoples’ movement, and the impacts of the climate crisis on front line communities.


The Arctic Refuge is one of our nation’s most majestic public lands, home to the Gwich’in Native American Tribes and many species of animals including the majestic Porcupine Caribou.

Hip Hop Caucus is calling upon Congress to put an immediate stop to a selling of public resources that would result not just in devastation for the Arctic, but have devastating warming effects on a Global climate which is becoming rapidly uninhabitable for the human race. That petition can be signed here mobile_subscription_group=true.

Each Friday @think100climate releases its The Coolest Show podcast. It can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, everywhere else you may listen to podcasts, and at

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Email Cesar Cardenas for more information.


Plastic Pollution Coalition


Join Break Free From Plastics’ third annual Brand Audit to work together to tackle both the climate and single-use plastic crises, strengthening our solidarity in opposition of Big Oil.


#Breakfreefromplastic is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Starting with the fact that plastics are made out of fossil fuels, the movement focuses on prevention rather than cure. By fighting the oil and petrochemical companies who convert fracked gas into plastics, BFFP Members work together to tackle plastic pollution across the whole plastics value chain – from extraction to disposal. The deep connections between the climate and single-use plastic crises were recently covered in The New York Times front-page story “Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.”

Brand Audits are one of Break Free From Plastic’s most valuable tools to hold corporate polluters accountable and demand a shift in the way products are delivered. By combining hard data, citizen action, and community organizing, brand audits are a powerful tool for recording and tracking the world’s top polluters. We demand corporations reveal their total plastic footprint, reduce the amount of plastic they produce, and redesign their packaging towards systems of reuse and refill, while scaling local economies.

This year, they’ve developed a Cleanup and Brand Audit Coronavirus Risk Assessment Guide to encourage brand audits whenever it is possible to do so safely. Join forces for a healthier, more equitable future!

Join the September webinar, where the Plastic Pollution Coalition will be discussing how youth activists and the youth movement are mobilizing for positive change for the planet on a policy level. Panelists will speak about what they and their organizations are doing to change climate policy and ways youth activism is affecting local, state and federal governments to stop plastic pollution. This webinar will be moderated by Hannah Testa, Founder of Hannah4Change, and panelists include.


Dan Xie, Political Director, Student PIRGs

Xiye Bastida, Founder, Re-Earth Initiative

Abbigail Ramnarine, Activist, Bahamas Plastic Movement


Date: Wednesday, September 23 Time: 2-3 p.m. PT | 5-6 p.m. ET

Click Here for Brand Guide Toolkit

Email Julia Cohen for more information.

XR Youth US

September Rebellion is a nation-wide campaign during the entire month of September 2020. The primary objective of this campaign is insisting on environmental justice by centering vulnerable communities in the national conversation around climate change. We demand a just transition that: prioritizes the most vulnerable people and indigenous sovereignty, establishes reparations and remediation led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color and poor communities for years of environmental injustice, establishes legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity, and repairs the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of human and all species, in order to maintain a livable, just planet for all.

The three components for this campaign are “Paint the Streets” (coordinated postering and stickering), Non-Violent Direct Action, and Digital Education via social media. Throughout the month of September, XRYUS’s Local Groups will coordinate guerilla sticker & poster campaigns that incite conversation around these values. Local Groups that choose to do so are welcome to undertake larger Covid-secure actions, such as Boise Idaho’s sneaker strike. XRYUS’s social media will reflect a focus on September Rebellion, including educational resources and publicizing of local actions. Each Local Group that chooses to participate will orient their campaign around specific and tangible examples of environmental racism and disproportionality in their area.

Get Involved:

Youth groups: Kori Malia ( to help plan your action

Press/media: Sophie Anderson (, 617-794-3382)

NVDA/Action support: Alejandro Vasquez (, 203-919-6632) For Partner Info: Adam Neville (, 917-804-3627)

CO Climate Strike Coalition

On September 25, we gather with the intention to pass the torch to heal our world as a symbol of hope and inspiration. Our rally will include speakers from many generations, offering intentions and actions to demand direct progress in climate justice, racial justice, and COVID safety of both students and teachers.


We are gathering to remember our purpose as individuals and a collective as we move forward in this time of change. We are to be seen and heard as peoples who intend to seek justice and make progress for a better world.


It’s critical that youth mobilize, weeks before the election to harness the power of civic engagement & continue disrupting the establishment. We aren’t seeing systemic reform; we demand change now! We mobilize against environmental racism. This action will unite our students & teachers to draw the connection between environmental & social injustice.

We will be meeting at The Tivoli on Auraria Campus at 1PM MST. Once we have gathered we will be rallying, and then creating an aerial view image requiring at least 200 bodies present.

This event is supported by the International Indigenous Youth Council, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 350 Colorado, Colorado Sunrise Movement, and the CO Climate Strike Coalition.


**Masks or face shields are expected to be worn and social distancing guidelines followed.

Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Thank you all for sharing. If you have any questions feel free to email me. If you are interested in being a part of next week’s newsletter you can fill out our USCSC Movement Partner Newsletter Form.



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