Join the Youth legal action for a safe climate

Join the Youth legal action for a safe climate

Join the Youth legal action for a safe climate

Join the Youth legal action for a safe climate

Join the Youth legal fight for a safe climate


In 2015, 21 young people sued the U.S. Government to demand science-based action on climate change in a federal lawsuit called Juliana v. United States.

Now, they need our help.

On February 16, 2019, Zero Hour, a youth-led climate justice organization, launched a nationwide drive to support the lawsuit. Over the following 11 days more than 30,000 young people added their names to a Young People's Brief in Support of the Juliana Plaintiffs. This amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief was filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 1, 2019, calling upon the Court to allow the voices of the Juliana plaintiffs to be heard in open court at trial.  The brief, which can be read here, makes the following points: 

  1. By permitting and authorizing the emission of greenhouse gasses that it knows to be the cause of climate change, the U.S. government is violating our constitutional rights to life, liberty and property.
  2. The young plaintiffs’ claims should be decided at a public trial of the facts, in open court, before the American people.Read the brief

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is still considering the government’s attempts to avoid a trial on the young people’s claims. A big hearing will take place on June 4, 2019, in Portland, Oregon, and it will be livestreamed.  You can watch the livestream, join us in person, or organize a teach-in at this link:  TAKE ACTION ON JUNE 4


This case will likely end up before the Supreme Court of the United States and when it does, we want to submit a Young People’s Brief with over 100,000 names on it! Let’s show the government that you’re watching!

Sign up now to receive a message when the next Young People’s brief is ready for you to join, and for other updates on this landmark case!

Please #JoinJuliana right now by adding your name to the growing list of young people ready to join our next Young People’s brief!

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To be successful, we need to collect as many signatures as possible! So please share our initiative on social media with # joinjuliana and @ joinjuliana

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Tens of thousands of young people from across America and around the world have already signed on to the Young People’s Brief.

See their names and read their inspiring comments in the links below.


Alabama to Florida
Georgia to Maine
Maryland - New Hampshire
New Jersey - Rhode Island
South Carolina - Wyoming
International Signatories

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About Juliana v. US and Our Children’s Trust

You can learn more about the case, the plaintiffs, or the legal team at Our Children’s Trust supports the plaintiffs and youth like them around the world.