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I can feel a change in the air when it comes to renewable energy in Kentucky, and it’s pretty damn exciting.

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Hello, my name is Cassie, and I am a millennial.

My age group is often underestimated. We’re viewed as lazy and are often critiqued for our reliance on technology. In coalitions, the youth voice is often underrepresented and under-heard.

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Hey folks!! Libby Kelly, Western Kentucky University delegate here, from the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition (KSEC) sharing some thoughts on this upcoming semester!

If it’s not already, y’all need to put KSEC on your radar. This year my New Year’s Resolution was to not put activism on the backburner. I want 2016 to be a productive year for me in the realm of the things I care about, which is environmental and social justice. I feel confident in my ability to effectively organize for these causes with KSEC.

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Over the past decade it seems that there has been an uproar among colleges, both big and small, around the conversation of fossil fuel divestment. Over 830 institutions internationally have set out to divest from fossil fuels, whether it’s starting a campaign or winning one.

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Our politicians are failing us. The outcomes of the recent “historic” international climate negotiations in Paris last month do not put us on track to avoid the worst impacts of the already unfolding climate crisis, and the United States is largely responsible for the shortfall in global ambition. Meanwhile, the money of the corporate elite continues to drown out regular people’s voices in our democracy—threatening our rights, our communities, and silencing the call for a just and livable future on this planet.

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The youth of this generation are witnessing the privatization and corporatization of virtually every aspect of our lives. We are not apathetic or lazy, but humbled and mobilizing at the feet of one of the largest human-made clusterfucks in the history of this planet. Our great challenge is how to act quickly and effectively in a dozen directions at once.

Not only do we need solidarity and coordination on a scale never before seen, but we also need a shared understanding of the common roots of our various struggles:

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Lessons from Fox News

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December 4, 2015

I spent the last few weeks in relative hibernation, trying to look away as the right wing media warped and distorted my story and my experiences. I appeared on Fox News to discuss the Million Student March, a national day of action for free college that took place on 115 campuses nationwide. I have remained silent and silenced as the right-wing dust has settled, but in the past week I've seen the beautiful movements for justice take off in Minneapolis and Chicago. I've seen the horrors of right wing terrorism come into crisis.

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Throwback: when we were planning Power Shift 2011, Dan Cannon shared his story from Power Shift 2007. 

Now, we're looking at what's next for Power Shift in 2016 (more on that soon!) — and listening to stories from the thousands of people who have attended Power Shifts in the past. 

So what's your Power Shift story? Share it here!

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If you've ever turned on the TV and seen a charismatic, boyish, conservative looking man yelling at scientists in an animated fashion, there's a good chance it was Marc Morano.

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The sudden and decisive victory of a student anti-racist campaign that ousted the president and chancellor at the University of Missouri has swept the Mizzou campus into the national spotlight.

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