Maine Climate Protectors

grassroots legal climate advocacy for the state and the world

Social Media Toolkit for #youthvgovME

Background:

On Wednesday, a coalition of voters and some of Maine’s youngest citizens, who call themselves the “Maine Climate Protectors”, will file a climate change petition for rulemaking with the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, demanding that Maine protect their futures.

In a spirited, art-filled celebration rally before the filing, Maine youth will speak on the importance of acting decisively to prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change. A member of the Maine bar will address how the petition creates a path to achieve the goals set forth in the existing Maine law.

From there, the youth petitioners and their supporters will head to Maine DEP’s office on Canco Street in Portland to deliver the petition. Stand with the Maine Climate Protectors by posting with our hashtag & the suggested content in this guide.

Social Media Content to Share:

Sample Facebook Post: (Image will appear automatically with inclusion of Facebook event link in post) Tomorrow, a coalition of voters & some of Maine’s youngest citizens will file a climate change petition with the Department of Environmental Protection, demanding that the state protect their futures. Show your support of these young climate heroes and join us in celebration of this landmark legal action! 2:30pm at Portland City Hall. There will be art, music, & speeches from local youth. You will then have the opportunity to accompany the youth petitioners as they deliver the petition to the DEP on Canco Street. www.facebook.com/events/403167356802794/ #youthvgovME #youthvgov

Sample Twitter Post: (Image will NOT appear automatically. Please post with image provided for Twitter below) Tmrw, ME voters & youth will file #climatechange petition w/ @maine_dep to demand state protect their futures. Come support these young climate heroes & celebrate this landmark legal action! 230pm @ Portland City Hall www.facebook.com/events/403167356802794/ #youthvgovME #youthvgov

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