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Protesters at Nebraska’s capitol urge lawmakers to make climate policy a priority

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) -- During Nebraska's first 2020 legislative session Wednesday, about a dozen people peacefully protested outside of the rotunda calling for climate policy.

They wore shirts that said, "Climate Policy Now" and had "Our Future" and "Your Hands" written on their hands.

They also had cloth around their mouths saying, "Help."

One protestor says she thinks her lawmakers need to make climate change action a priority.

"We want to show our legislature and our representatives that we want climate policy," said Kat Woerner, who was in Lincoln protesting for climate policy. "We want it now. Which is why our shirts say 'climate policy now.' We want them to vote with our future in mind."

The 19-year-old adds they have been peacefully protesting for the issue every Friday for the past few months.

Jennifer Lenzini

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