Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Global Climate Strikes

September 20, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement in support of the climate strikes occurring around the globe:

“The voices of millions of young people are filling the streets in communities across the globe, demanding that our governments and industries work together to take decisive action to safeguard our environment and ensure a healthy, sustainable world for our children.  I am especially grateful that this global movement puts indigenous rights at the forefront.  I applaud and thank the bold, dissatisfied leadership of these marchers to protect our planet and our future.

“The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, impacting every community and every nation on earth.  Tackling this crisis is about protecting public health, advancing a green, forward-looking economy, defending our national security and honoring our responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation.  In my home of San Francisco, and cities and towns across America and around the world, the energy of the advocates and activists are demonstrating the power of our young people to effect lasting, transformative change to save the people and places we love.

“House Democrats stand with you in this urgent fight.  Congress will build on our passage of the Climate Action Now Act, which demands action from the Trump Administration, and continue to advance innovative solutions that create jobs and protect our families. 

“Climate Action Now!”