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696 Today I had to choose between going to vote or $20 and to be honest, I hesitated.

Technically speaking my choice was actually between a mandatory event at my campus or going to vote, as both fall into my only 2 hour span of free time, but only one is going to charge me for lack of attendance.

I can practically feel your judgement leaking through the computer screen, so before you think too poorly of me rest assured that my desire for representation outweighed my desire for extra grocery money.

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From KY to NY

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September 30, 2014

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There’s a lot to be learned from an event that manages to bring around 400,000 people together.  Getting to be a part of the People’s Climate March was a sobering experience for me.

As a young woman growing up and watching my family be impacted by climate change in the coal fields, it was an absolute privilege to march along side other Appalachians in one common goal. As if marching for the place that I call ‘Home’ wasn’t enough, I was marching with 400,000 other people who were also taking steps towards a common goal.

What really moved me was that within this commonality, there were hundreds of different reasons people were passionately marching for. Things climate change affects that I had never even thought of, and even if I had thought about it, I hadn’t really given them much consideration.

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Crossposted from Greenpeace.

Here's a nice, shot, submitted to Democracy Now! by an anonymous pilot of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV - a.k.a. "drone").

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This morning, 1000s of people flooded Wall Street (with youth showing up strong!), creating a human sea to match the rising waters that Wall Street funds with their massive investments in fossil fuel industry.

We showed up at #FloodWallStreet, expressing opposition to tar sands exploitation in Minnesota, demanding justice and safety from rising waters in the Rockaways of New York, and visioning for a just transition to clean energy in the Southeast  -- and we recognize that these fights are all united through the capitalist, oppressive system that dominates our society.

As I write this, people are still everywhere in the financial district-x- after 5+ hours of occupying several blocks of Wall Street. Check out a few of the amazing photos and visit floodwallstreet.net for more!

674 And we’re off! Start of our trek from Battery Park to Wall Street. Photo by Flood Wall Street / Flickr.

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Check out this great blog from Lucy West, fresh off the bus from her trip with YEA! MN to the People's Climate March:

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The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is gearing up for the 2014-2015 school year, and it’s shaping up to be as strong as ever. In a few weeks, we are hosting our Fall Summit, which will be a great opportunity for Kentucky youth to learn about our work and get plugged in. Plus, we'll be camping, eatin good food, and having lots of fun. Until then, here's a recap of our already busy semester!

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There is a spirit of pipeline resistance spreading across our continent. Ranchers in Nebraska have united to protect their land from the Keystone XL pipeline, while college kids a thousand miles away pulled together XL Dissent, the largest act of youth civil disobedience since the Civil Rights movement to defend their future. Texas Tar Sands Blockade fiercely resisted pipeline construction to the South and, currently, in British Columbia, First Nations communities have formed an unbroken wall of resistance to bitumen bound for the Pacific.

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