Governor Jay Inslee joins Spokane youth during climate strike

Governor Jay Inslee visited Spokane on Friday to join local youth lead as they marched in the Spokane Climate Strike.

The local strike was part of a global strike that spanned six continents. Young people from across the world demanded immediate action in regard to climate change by all levels of government and society.

Spokane’s climate strike began at the Rotary fountain in Riverfront Park. Participants marched through downtown, then gathered at the Tribal Gathering Place. Young people from local high schools and universities performed and spoke about climate change throughout the course of the event.

Inslee spoke at the event, too, saying he was inspired by the young people gathering to demand more for their futures.

The global strike comes just days ahead of the U.N. Climate Summit in New York on September 23.

Inslee is currently running for a third term as Washington’s governor. He recently ended his run for president. Inslee made combating climate change the primary issue motivating his campaign.

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Governor Jay Inslee joins Spokane youth during climate strike