TUCSON ― Students at Pueblo High School “will have the chance to send a video to elected officials urging climate action” thanks to the generosity of the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, LUCHA (Living United For Change), and Defenders of Wildlife.
The progressive organizations are hosting an half-day environmental forum for Pueblo High School students on Saturday, February 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The students will receive “climate science and advocacy training.”
According to the Center for Biological Diversity’s press release, “The Climate Jubilee will include presentations on climate change and community engagement, as well as music and art. During bilingual listening sessions, community members will discuss local consequences of the climate crisis and what to do about it. Participants will have the chance to send a video to elected officials urging climate action.”
In 2016, LUCHA fueled the passage of the min. wage raise & paid sick days in Arizona, and we also saw the defeat of Arpaio; and last night, our members voted overwhelmingly (93.7%) to endorse @BernieSanders because we believe in the collective power of our people. #LUCHAconBernie pic.twitter.com/ffeLyV5bMA
— LUCHA Arizona (@LUCHA_AZ) January 31, 2020
Arizona law prohibits the use of school resources to influence elections or legislation. “Climate action” necessarily involves legislation. Some say that while the District may skirt the law, this one-sided activity designed to promote specific action on the part of students, certainly ignores the spirit of it.