An MSNBC reporter praised a 12 year-old and a 13 year-old for protesting for government action against climate change by skipping school for 11 weeks.
The students were a part of a protest in New York City when MSNBC’s Savannah Sellers asked them about skipping school.
“So, I’ve been skipping school for eleven weeks now and, it is a sacrifice that we have to make because we are missing important things but we realize that if we don’t skip this school we might not have a future,” said one erstwhile student.
Sellers then asked the other student about what kind of political action she was seeking.
“So it kind of makes me think that in the 2020 election I’m scared for my future, I’m scared that the politicians won’t be declaring a climate emergency, won’t be taking climate action,” she said.
“That’s why, because I can’t personally vote, and I’m begging my parents to vote for the candidate that wants climate action that wants to make sure fossil fuel companies don’t have taxes on them, I want like, I want change and I hope my parents do too,” she concluded helpfully.
When asked exactly what they were doing to stop global climate, one of the girls said they reduced their use of plastic and straws, and plastic bags.
“Well it’s amazing that you guys are doing this,” Sellers responded.
Here’s the video of the interview:
MSNBC Celebrates Kids Skipping School For Climate Change