People march for global day of action in MinocquaSubmitted: 09/08/2018
Adriana Michelle
Adriana Michelle

People march for global day of action in Minocqua
MINOCQUA -  If you drove through downtown Minocqua Saturday morning, you might have noticed people marching.

 "It's a great opportunity for the people here to be part of something that is going on all across the planet," said Northwoods Climate Action Network Organizer David Barnhill. 

Dozens of people marched as part of the "Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice" event.

"There are events going on today in 90 countries, over 800 actions taking place and this is just one of them," said Barnhill. 

Barnhill believes the day's focus is on the world's climate crises, but also mentioned social injustices.

"The poor around the world have contributed least to the problem and they are going to suffer the most," said Barnhill.

U.S. Congressional Candidate Margaret Engebretson took a stand during the rally.

 "It is such a serious issue and we need to get back in the Paris climate accords for one thing," said Engebretson.

She believes the country has a lot of work to do.

"We need to start regulating fossil fuel and emissions and reducing carbon. There is so much that needs to be done but there needs to be concrete steps in that direction," said Engebretson.

Barnhill and Engebretson both hope the issue will be made a priority. 

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