YOUTH V GOV YOUTH V GOV America's youth take on the world's most powerful government

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YOUTH v GOV is the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. Since 2015, twenty-one plaintiffs, now ages 13 to 24, have been suing the U.S. government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, personal safety, and property through their willful actions in creating the climate crisis they will inherit.

But YOUTH v GOV is about more than just a lawsuit. It is the story of empowered youth finding their voices and fighting to protect their rights and our collective future. This is a revolution designed to hold those in power accountable for the past and responsible for a sustainable future. And many of the movement’s leaders aren’t even old enough to vote. (Yet.)

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  • Directed by: Christi Cooper
  • Produced by: Olivia Ahnemann
  • Produced by: Christi Cooper
  • Edited by: Lyman Smith
  • Edited by: Tony Hale
  • Original Score by: John Jennings Boyd
  • Executive Producer: Jody Allen
  • Executive Producer: Ruth Johnston
  • Executive Producer: Rocky Collins
  • Executive Producer: Jannat Gargi
  • Executive Producer: David J Cornfield
  • Executive Producer: Linda A Cornfield
  • Executive Producer: Heather Smith
  • Executive Producer: Tiffany Schauer

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Legal experts call the "the most important lawsuit on the planet." To learn more about the Juliana vs. The United States lawsuit and other youth-led climate litigations, please visit Our Children’s Trust website to see how you can support their legal work.


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“Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to

- U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken