Dubuque Community Striking Change
More than 150 people gathered to protest climate change last week at Loras.
Last Friday, environmental activists met at the corner of Alta Vista and Loras Blvd to kick off the strike following a rally in the Loras College Fieldhouse.
Loras students and community members had the opportunity to voice their concerns at the rally. Iowa elected state senator Rob Hogg and Dubuque State Senator Pam Jochum, Lindsay James, and Chuck Isenhart also made appearances.
The event featured a discussion about the potential green new deal policy, which would address climate change and economic inequality.
Speakers discussed the importance of climate legislation and sustainable living practices.
This Collaborative effort was put on by eight local environmental organizations, including the Loras College Environmental Action Forum (LEAF).
LEAF member Jake Janson expresses the importance of bringing awareness to climate change.
Striking, learning more about this issue it’s all very well connected and the more you can be supportive of this issue of trying to stop it that is that’s enough.
Jansen remains optimism that change will occur.
Jansen said, “I think today was a good start.”