A group of activists are organizing an action in the District of Columbia with the hashtag #ShutDownDC in order to raise awareness of the dangers of climate change on September 23.
The activists are reportedly planning to block the traffic all around the District under the “D.C. Climate Strike.”
“We will block key infrastructure to stop business-as-usual, bringing the whole city to a gridlocked standstill. Parents, workers, college students, and everyone who is concerned about the climate crisis will skip work and school and put off their other responsibilities to take action on the climate crisis,” the group said on their website.
— shutdowndc (@shutdown_dc) September 11, 2019
The group also penned a “Pledge of Resistance” for possible attendees to sign register for the event.
“This September I will join the climate strike,” the pledge starts. After vowing to make the strike in D.C. a “priority” for their own lives, attendees are also encouraged to commit to call on their friends, coworkers, classmates and neighbors to join it.
“During the climate strike in Washington, D.C. we will hold ourselves accountable to building creative and strategic nonviolent actions that bring about the world that we want to live in,” the pledge continues.
The event is scheduled to take place only three days after a march to Congress by students.