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MYCJ partnered with Maine Youth Climate Strikes (the Maine branch of US Youth Climate Strikes) and 350 Maine to organize youth led strikes throughout the state of Maine on September 20th, part of a week of global climate action.


MYCJ supported strikes took place in Bangor, Bar Harbor, Farmington, Norway, and Portland, where thousands of youth and adult allies walked out of their schools, workplaces, and homes to demand an end to business as usual.


Portland, ME Global Climate Strike. Photo credit: Marty Pottenger

Check out media coverage linked below to learn more about the Maine strikes!


Fed up with inaction on climate change, young Mainers are ‘taking control of their futures’


Climate Strikes scheduled to take place across Central Maine


Thousands of Maine students expected to walk as part of a global climate strike


At least six Maine communities hold Global Climate Strike rallies


Crowd of 2,000 in Portland joins worldwide call for action at student-led ‘climate strike’


PHOTOS: Moving toward ‘a positive climate future’


Mainers gather throughout the state to protest climate change


Portland students walk out of class to demand action on climate change


Interested in getting involved with youth led striking efforts? Email us and we'll get you plugged in!


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Thousands of students rally outside of Portland City Hall.

MYCJ members coordinated strikes in 5 cities around Maine, joining over a million youth in 2,000 cities around the world. Students and young people walked out of their class, work, and homes to join rallies in solidarity with the rest of the strikers on all 7 continents.Around 1000 Mainers joined demonstrations all over the state. Read coverage of the Maine strikes here:

http://www.theforecaster.net/maine-youth-to-participate-in-climate-strike/

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/portland-students-join-in-global-protest-over-climate-change/

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11994

https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/03/15/bates-college-students-strike-for-climate-awareness/

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