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Local activists demand lawmakers take action on climate change

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Eau Claire (WQOW) -- Protesters gathered at Eau Claire's city hall Friday morning, demanding state leaders to take action against climate change.

Local activists said they planned the climate strike to ask Rep. Ron Kind and Sen. Tammy Baldwin to recognize the effects of climate change and support state and national legislation for a cleaner environment.

They also want state officials to create a public health plan about the impact of climate change.

"This is important to me because I think that it's all of our job to protect the planet that gives us all life," said organizer Maddie Loeffler. "You can still help out by calling your representatives, senators, really anyone in government."

The climate strike was in conjunction with other protests across the globe, coinciding with the United Nations Climate Summit taking place in Spain.

Mary Pautsch

Mary came to News 18 in July 2019 from Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Morningside College with a BA in Spanish after attending Iowa State University for 3 years.

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