CLIMATE CHANGE:  People vs Fossil Fuels stands in solidarity with the Juliana 21! Thank you to everyone who signed the petition, in overwhelming support of the Juliana v. U.S. climate youth, that was just delivered to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Now, take the next action to support these young climate leaders TODAY!

Today, the online petition, sponsored by the People vs. Fossil Fuels coalition, was digitally delivered to the DOJ and Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding that Attorney General Garland end DOJ opposition to the children’s climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, proceeding to trial. John Beard, Founder and CEO of the Port Arthur Community Action Network, and youth leader Zanagee Artis, Founder and Executive Director, co-delivered this petition on behalf of the coalition, more than 255 leading organizations, and more than 50,000 individuals across the United States and around the world who signed the petition.

The petition was delivered shortly after Federal Judge Ann Aiken, of the U.S. District Court in Oregon, on June 1, 2023, granted the young plaintiffs’ motion to amend their complaint, putting their case back on track to trial. After eight years, evidence that indisputably proves the federal government’s knowing perpetuation of the climate crisis will come to light, in open court, and Judge Aiken will rule whether the U.S. energy system violates the youth’s constitutional rights.

The Juliana youth need your help today!

Directly Email Attorney General Garland to urge the DOJ under President Biden to end its opposition to this case proceeding to trial!


The People vs. Fossil Fuels coalition, in coordination with Our Children’s Trust, is once again joining the Juliana 21 by hosting an action to directly email Attorney General Garland. In the coming days, it is possible that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the U.S. Department of Justice will use an obscure legal tool championed by the Trump Administration - a Petition for Writ of Mandamus - to once again impede these young Americans from having their evidence heard and considered by a judge in open court.

Join us in urging the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice to NOT use this extreme tool - a Petition for Writ of Mandamus - and end its efforts to further delay justice for these young people!

Take Action Today!
  1. Directly Email Attorney General Garland and the DOJ with just a few clicks!
  2. Then, for additional impact, call and tweet the DOJ too!
  3. Spread the word on social media, urging friends and family to take action too, by using the Don’t Mandamus Toolkit!*We may have a short turnaround period before the DOJ responds. Help us reach a goal of 10,000 actions by June 30th!
The importance of securing our children’s constitutional right to a safe climate via a declaratory judgment is more critical than ever.

Please, take one minute today to email Attorney General Garland and the Department of Justice to let them know that people around the world who are fighting for climate justice are watching.

Thank you for taking action to Let the Youth Be Heard!

In Solidarity,

Liz Lee on behalf of the People vs. Fossil Fuels organizing team