Meng Stands With Students to Support Teaching Climate Change in Schools
Sep 20, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) joined dozens of youth activists on Capitol Hill to help announce legislation supporting the teaching of climate change in schools.
“The magnitude of climate change will continue to grow and challenge how we live,” said Meng. “That is why it is imperative that we bring the issue into our schools. Our kids are our future scientists, engineers, teachers, and innovators who will guide our nation. By teaching them about climate change, students will understand the gravity of the situation, and realize that they can be part of the solution. As the mother of two young boys, I want to do everything I can to protect them, and bringing the conversation of climate change into our schools will go a long way towards safeguarding the future of all of America’s children.”
The legislation, a House Resolution soon to be introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and cosponsored by Meng, seeks to encourage the federal government, states, localities, nonprofit organizations, schools, and community organizations to teach climate change in appropriate programs and activities.