People millions of millions of millions of young people around the world took to the streets today.they want action to fight climate change and they're hoping politicians everywhere hear them.
Good evening i'm aaron luna and i'm nia wong the same goes for hundreds of people in spokane today who protested downtown and had their voices heard by their governer ... Jay inslee.
New at five our maher kawash is live with the details.
Governor jay inslee made climate change a priority when he made a short but powerful run for president over the past couple months ... But today ... Hundreds of people flooded these streets to echo that same message.
Nat pop of crowd cheering or protesting today ... Climate change trumped class for hundreds of students in spokane.
Protestors filled the streets ... Calling out local leaders like spokane mayor david condon ... 11;58;25 "mayor condon ... Who has not impaneled the sustainability action comittee as he's required to do by city law."07 while also calling out mayoral candidate nadine woodward for not sharing her views on climate change.
"mayoral candidate nadine woodward ... Who won't even take the time to ... Who won't even nadine woodward ... Who won't even take the time to share what her views are on the most important crisis of our time"09 on the other hand ... A different congressional leader recieved nothing but praise ... And that's washington state governor jay inslee.
Nat pop off cheering for inslee 12;04;11"when a 12-year-old person looks at a 60-year-old person and says you know what ... You don't have the right to ruin my future "15 inslee's nationwide push to fight climate change is really what has fueled all of this.
It's what has fueled many young students to learn more about this issue in the first place..
And many of those students missed class today for this protest ... But they say it served a bigger purpose ... A learning purpose.
Vivian reddingprotestor 12;15;10"i realize the way that we operate as a society as a whole today ... Is not going to last for very long ... And i want my kids ... My kid's kids and everyone in the future to enjoy what we have here today."