Climate change demo

Down pens to support the climate strike

Last month the WGGB AGM carried a motion to hear the call of young activists in the Youth For Climate / School Strike movement who are asking adults to come out and strike with them on 20 September 2019.

WGGB has voted formally to support the strike. This is a fantastic moment of solidarity, and the motion has since been gathering momentum. There will be many ways to get involved and take action on the day (social media, letters to MPs, donations etc) as well as the more active involvement with the strike.

This is an early shout-out to all members who feel inspired to down pens on the day and come out on to the street. Save the date. A plan is forming and there will be more information nearer the time about where to meet and how to get involved.

If you are a writer but not yet a member of WGGB, you can join online. We welcome all writers, from those who are well-established, to students and those who are just starting out or changing careers.

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