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


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60 Minutes – 3/3/2019, 7pm CBS!

Juliana v. U.S. (Our Children’s Trust) on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, March 3


We have exciting news to share – 60 Minutes will air a special segment on Juliana v. United States! The segment will premiere on national television this Sunday, March 3rd on CBS at 7pm in all time zones. You can also watch the segment online starting at 8pm EST on March 3 at cbsnews.com.

This 60 Minutes special on the constitutional climate lawsuit will give you a behind-the-scenes look into the Juliana case, the plaintiffs and one of their attorneys, Julia Olson. Help us spread the word and use this opportunity as an outreach tool.

Invite friends and family over – host an informal watch party! Check out this helpful Toolkit for tips and discussion questions. And take a photo of your group to post on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram using the hashtag #youthvgov so that we can share it on our social media platforms.

As we prepare for our June hearing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, opportunities like these will be invaluable for building support and engaging your community around this case.

Thank you for your continued support of Juliana v. US and the young Americans fighting for justice.

In solidarity,

Meg & Caitlin & the Our Children’s Trust Team

On Saturday, Zero Hour launched its nationwide #JoinJuliana campaign to help thousands of young people add their names in support of the Young People’s amicus (“friend of the court”) brief it will file in support of the 21 Juliana v. United States youth plaintiffs. Since Saturday, more than 3,000 youth have signed on. The brief will be filed by PowerShift Network, the parent organization of Zero Hour, with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 1, 2019, demanding that the Court allow the voices of the Juliana plaintiffs be heard at trial.

To help us spread the word about this groundbreaking campaign, watch the compelling video of the Juliana plaintiffs calling on young Americans to join them in their stand for climate rights, and then share it on Facebook, retweet it on Twitter, and/or repost it on Instagram.

If a young person in your life would like to #JoinJuliana and add their name in support of the Juliana plaintiffs, have them them visit www.joinjuliana.org.

The team at Our Children’s Trust

January 9, 2019

January 9, 2019: “Good things are happening re: the lawsuit.
Below is from Facebook of Our Children’s Trust with details.

Coreal said the staff loved loved loved and so appreciated our letters…and that we took time and made them so personal.

I will report more at our meeting, but movement towards the recovery are promising….

Please forward to others who might want to know…thank you.”
~ Blessings Virginia

Court Sets Quick Deadline for Kids Climate Case Appeal

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.


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!

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.

Click image to take you to youthvgov.org website

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


One of the plaintiffs studying a document


Cindy Lindh, friend, John Lindh


John Donnelly


Eugene OR rally


FCC’s Dick Ridenour weathering the rain


FCC’s Jan Edwards


Some of the plaintiffs greeting their friends


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


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!

FCC friends

Bob and Elizabeth Griego with Julia Olson

FCC friend

Lori Anderson supporting the youth

FCC member

Lori Anderson, Jan Edwards, and Sara Donnelly

FCC supporting the youth

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

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