FCC Clergy and Congregants Stand With Young Plaintiffs in Climate Justice Case

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Today, for the second time, the United States Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s application for stay in the landmark constitutional climate lawsuit, ​Juliana v. United States​. The lawsuit, brought by 21 young Americans and supported by Our Children’s Trust, is back on track for trial!

FCC Clergy and Congregants Stand With Young Plaintiffs in Climate Justice Case

Twenty one young people suing the federal government to secure a legal right to a stable climate for future generations are still waiting for their day in court. The Supreme Court’s temporary stay, issued October 21, has yet to be lifted, keeping Juliana v. The United States from beginning as scheduled in Eugene, Ore., Monday, October 29. Instead, youth around the country, at scores of Federal Courthouses across the U.S., raised their voices in local rallies, demanding the young plaintiffs get their right to be heard.

Along with people of different faiths, three UCC ministers participated in the opening prayers of the rally at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene on Monday morning. The Rev. Melanie Oommen, mother of one of the plaintiffs and associate minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Eugene, was joined by the Rev. Curran Reichert, pastor of First Congregational Church of Sonoma (California) UCC, and the Rev. Brooks Berndt, minister of Environmental Justice for the UCC. Click link above to read more.

Rev. Curran Reichert leads the First Congregational Church of Sonoma CA, UCC contingent giving HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT to the youth.

https://www.youthvgov.org/october-29-rallies

The Juliana v. U.S. youth plaintiffs are suing the government for violating their constitutional rights by causing climate change.

They were scheduled to go to trial on October 29, 2018.
But the government continues to try to silence them. A temporary stay from the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the trial.

The young plaintiffs, their attorneys, and supporters rallied outside of the federal courthouse in Eugene, Oregon.

Rallies were held in solidarity with the youth plaintiffs in over 65 cities worldwide.

To everyone who stood up for justice and helped lift the voices of youth…
Thank you!

https://tinyurl.com/y94j7emg
No Ordinary Lawsuit, the podcast telling the behind the scenes story of the case captured the energy outside of the courthouse in Eugene on Monday, October 29.

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Our Intrepid FCC Group Gives HOPE to the Children!

FCC Attendees: Rev.Curran, John and Sara Donnelly, Kim Pack, Elizabeth and Bob Griego, John And Cindy Lindh, Kathy Jewell, Cathy Weber, Lori Anderson, Dick Ridenour, Jan Edwards, Virginia Bertelsen

John and Sara Donnelly meet the plaintiffs

 

Kathy Jewell and Virginia Bertelsen meet the plaintiffs. https://tinyurl.com/yb2cjpmx

Rev. Curran Reichert addressing the participants. https://youtu.be/ZXpVEQ7l6_U

 

 

“Julia Olson, executive director of Our Children’s Trust..and one of the two key lawyers representing the Youth.( the one to Virginia’s right) and Sharon Duggan, now on the board of OCT.”

FCC Supporters Rev.Curran, John and Sara Donnelly, Kim Pack, Elizabeth and Bob Griego, John And Cindy Lindh, Kathy Jewell, Cathy Weber, Lori Anderson, Dick Ridenour, Jan Edwards, Virginia Bertelsen

The plaintiffs relaxing with FCC supporters

The kids

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One of the plaintiffs studying a document

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Cindy Lindh, friend, John Lindh

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John Donnelly

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Eugene OR rally

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FCC’s Dick Ridenour weathering the rain

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FCC’s Jan Edwards

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Some of the plaintiffs greeting their friends

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FCC members – Virginia Bertelsen, Jan Edwards, Kim Pack, Cathy Webber, Sara and John Donnelly.

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Kathy Jewell, friend, Virginia Bertelsen

Let the youth be heard sign

Neither rain nor sleet nor hail will stop our intrepid supporters of Our Children’s Trust!

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Bob and Elizabeth Griego with Julia Olson

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Lori Anderson supporting the youth

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Lori Anderson, Jan Edwards, and Sara Donnelly

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Rev. Curran Reichert applauding the youth with Elizabeth Griego, Lori Anderson and Bob Griego

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