The 21 Juliana v. US youth plaintiffs have won at every step of their landmark climate lawsuit against the U.S. government so far.
And, they just argued their case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, asking the Court to deny the Trump administration’s request to evade any trial in this case. The youth simply ask that they be allowed to present their evidence at trial on the best available climate science, on what our government knew about the climate crisis and what our government did to cause the crisis in violation of these youths’ constitutional and public trust rights.
Thanks to the support of many of you, 18 of the 21 plaintiffs were present at the U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 11 to look the judges in the eyes as their case was argued. We are optimistic that the court will rule in favor of the youth, and the case will again be back on track toward trial!
We need your support to get this case to the next level, to complete our trial preparation, to try the case well, and to advance the parallel state and global actions we are supporting where other youth are also suing their state and national governments for science-based climate recovery action. It will take all gifts, large and small, to bring these cases to successful fruition. We need your help at every step of the way.
With the support of many, we are making progress toward our year-end goal. And, several of our supporters have offered matching challenges to double the impact of your gift to Our Children's Trust. One donor has agreed to match new single gifts in the amount of $25,000, and another has agreed to match EVERY SINGLE GIFT, no matter the size, up to an additional $5,000!
Your contribution at this juncture is more critical than ever, and your donation today will double your impact. We would not be where we are now, nor will we advance this effort as it must now be advanced, without your support. We thank you very much for your consideration and for your help.
The Team at Our Children’s Trust