Nearly a decade ago, 21 plaintiffs between 10 and 18 years old filed suit against the federal government on the basis that the government’s fossil fuel energy system and its actions that cause climate change violate the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as their rights to essential public resources like air and water.

For years, the plaintiffs have been unable to have their voices heard at trial. Please join us in saying:


During the Trump administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) employed a legal tool known as a Petition for Writ of Mandamus that subverts the judicial process. It keeps these young Americans from having their evidence heard and considered by a judge in open court. But their wait may be over. On June 1, 2023, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the plaintiffs can amend their case, known as Juliana v. United States, and go to trial!

That’s why we’re writing to you to take action. Indications are that the Biden administration’s Department of Justice intends to file an unprecedented seventh Petition for Writ of Mandamus in this case. That would once again prevent these young Americans from having their voices heard in open court.


Tell Attorney General Garland NOT to file a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in this youth-led case. The Department of Justice’s opposition must end. We must allow these young plaintiffs to have their voices heard in a fair and just trial.

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