Organizers are hoping for a turnout of several thousand when students skip school and march to the State Capitol Friday (1130am) as part of a nationwide day of action on climate change:

“We strike for our home. We strike for the families being displaced by the rising seas.   We strike for the wildlife dying by human causes, and we strike for us, the next generation.”

Student activists joined state lawmakers Thursday afternoon as Minnesota House Democrats announced they’re forming a Climate Action Caucus.

Long-time state Representative Jean Wagenius from Minneapolis says young people have told legislators they’re scared, even terrified because they’ll experience the impacts of climate change their whole lives. About a thousand students turned out for a similar climate change strike at the State Capitol in March.