CHICO, Calif. — Monday students at Chico State will host one of 60 rallies across the nation to show support for a lawsuit against the government.
The rally starts at 12 p.m. outside the BMU building. The students are standing to support the plaintiffs in the case Juliana v. U.S. which addresses climate change issues.
The suit was started by 21 plaintiffs ranging in age from 11 to 22 who said the U.S Government has knowingly violated their constitutional rights for more than 50 years by contributing to climate change. The plaintiffs said this has impeded their rights to life, liberty, and property, while failing to protect the atmosphere and other public trust resources.
The lawsuit will go to trial Tuesday in Eugene, Oregon at the U.S. District Court.
The rally will last until 2 p.m. Monday.