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400-Mile Youth Climate March Ends with Protest at Houston Home of Sen. Ted Cruz

HeadlineJun 22, 2021

Climate youth activists and members of the Sunrise Movement ended their 400-mile march from New Orleans to Texas Monday outside the Houston home of Republican Senator Ted Cruz — a committed climate change denier. At least eight protesters were arrested. Nineteen-year-old climate activist Ishan Gupta said in a statement, “Biden, I voted for you because I thought I was securing my future, but every day since inauguration I’ve woken up with the same fears. … Deliver on your promises so I can have a future doing meaningful work like fixing our power grid.”

In February, millions of Texas residents faced a massive blackout and freezing temperatures after the state’s power grid collapsed. At the time, Senator Cruz decided to travel to Cancún, Mexico, to escape the winter cold.

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