Fighting the Power
Power Shift 2009 is being called the biggest lobby day on climate and green jobs in U.S. history, and the biggest youth lobby day of any kind, ever. Ten thousand people are expected to descend on Washington during the week of February 27 - March 2. "At Power Shift 2009, young people from across the country will take a message of bold, comprehensive and immediate federal climate action to Washington, D.C. We will leverage the momentum we have built through the Campus Climate Challenge, Power Shift 2007, and Power Vote to pressure our politicians to take bold, comprehensive action."
Green For All is soliciting help to send 200 low-income youth to the conference, and is offering scholarships for community organizers, campus activists, hip hop artists, high school students, and other low-income young leaders of color who need financial support. Scholarship deadline: Friday, February 13th.