Chicagoans Join Global Youth Climate Strike

Chicagoans Join Global Youth Climate Strike
Protesters rally on the Federal Plaza inside Chicago's famed Loop during a global climate change march Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Chicago. Throughout the world Friday, young people banded together to demand that world leaders headed to a United Nations summit in New York step up their efforts to combat climate change. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Chicagoans Join Global Youth Climate Strike
Protesters rally on the Federal Plaza inside Chicago's famed Loop during a global climate change march Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Chicago. Throughout the world Friday, young people banded together to demand that world leaders headed to a United Nations summit in New York step up their efforts to combat climate change. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

Chicagoans Join Global Youth Climate Strike

Today, millions of people from around the world will take to the streets to demand action on climate change in what’s expected to be the largest environmental protest in history. Here in Chicago, hundreds are expected to gather at Grant Park to push for the Clean Energy Jobs Act to be passed in Illinois and other environmental justice issues.

Morning Shift checks in with youth climate activists from the Chicago area taking part in today’s worldwide climate strike.

GUESTS: Adelina Avalos, director of outreach for the Illinois Youth Climate Strike

Anya Sastry, national outreach director for the U.S. Youth Climate Strike

Sean Casten, Democratic Congressman of Illinois’s 6th Congressional District