Activists showed up at White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s Maryland home on Saturday, demanding immediate action on climate change.
Climate activists tweeted Saturday about their appearance, demanding that the White House declare a national climate emergency.
“We just went to [White House chief of staff] Ron Klain’s home in Chevy Chase to tell him the climate crisis is a four-alarm fire and asked him to deliver a map of our kids to [the president.] The police refused to deliver our card, but we know that Klain heard us. Declare a climate emergency NOW!,” said a tweet from Climate Families NYC.
The group added that protesters from New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland came to urge officials to take action.
“Ron Klain chose to stay in his air-conditioned home rather than come and talk to us,” the group wrote. “Shame on him for ignoring families trying to make sure we survive this.”
Liat Olenick, who attended the demonstration, said they were there about 30-40 minutes after walking to Mr. Klain’s house.
“We were joined by parents and children from DC, PA and NY to ask him, parent to parent, to urge Biden to declare a climate emergency and use the tools that will enable him to curb emissions.” , Mr. Olenick told The Washington Times.
Other groups tagged in the photos include youth-led climate activist organization Sunrise Movement, People vs. Fossil Fuels, New York Communities for Change and 350BrooklynFamilies.
Parents also uploaded photos of their children dressed as firefighters and said they voted for President Biden in 2020 for his climate policy, though they claim he has yet to take large-scale action on his promises.