Climate activists with Extinction Rebellion Washington DC occupied Nancy Pelosi’s office all day today demanding an hour-long meeting with the congresswoman.

“Nancy Pelosi, you must meet with us and hold yourself responsible,” said Sophia Kianni, a 17-year old skipping school to participate. “As a nation we must unite behind science before it’s too late.”

“She’s standing in the way of a green new deal,” said organizer Nick Brana. “How much better is it to have one party that denies the science than another that gives it lip service and denies the consequences of it by not doing anything.”

“It sucks that we have to do this,” added activist Giovanni Tamacas in tears. “This is for our loved ones.”


During their hunger-strike, the activists held a “grief session” to mourn what they see as the consequences of climate change.