Which adult will join child leaders?

Are you aware of the “trial of the century”? Twenty-one youth plaintiffs are proceeding to trial to prove that the U.S. government has violated their fundamental rights to a climate system capable of sustaining human life and that we need a national science-based climate recovery plan (www.ourchildrenstrust.org). Our children are leading the way.

Smoky skies troubled us last summer, while reducing snowpack that will likely bring drought this summer. You have given your children a love of nature and appreciation for the beauty of our natural environment. But, how will our next state senator address the environmental challenges facing us?

While children are leading the way, we all need to be informed and support the best person to represent our district. Voting for an environmentally sensitive candidate is one way to support our children.

Seven candidates are running for Oregon Senate District 3. But which ones will protect our environment, and which ignore it while serving polluters?

SOCAN and 11 other local non-profits are presenting an All-Party Candidate Forum on Environmental Challenges, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Medford library. Please bring your questions for the candidates present, and listen to their answers. Please be an informed citizen, and then vote.

Louise D Shawkat

Ashland