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With Our Climate On the Line, Maryland Youth are Getting Out The Vote
Posted on November 6
by Jackson Wilke
Posted in PowerVote at UMD!, Goucher Energy Action Revolution, PowerVote at UMBC SEA, PowerVote at Johns Hopkins
Today, on November 6th, I voted in my first presidential election. In Maryland, a politically active state bordering our nations capital, many young people spend years waiting for the first time they can vote; I remember having dreams the night before election day that I was old enough to vote in that years election. But for me, this is much bigger than my first election. Because this year, the future of my climate is at stake.
Maryland is a diverse state; travel the 199 miles from east to west and you will cross from appalachian farmlands to the dense urban landscapes of Washington DC and Baltimore, from quiet suburbs to noisy beach towns. But one thing you can find anywhere is a fossil-fuel power plant. Across the state, there are 29 power plants-12 of which are concentrated in the Baltimore region alone. All of these power plants lead to thick, polluted air. As a child, it seemed like every Summer day was classified as “Code Red Ozone Alert” – which meant my friends with asthma couldn’t come out. Maryland has a nearly 1-in-5 childhood asthma rate statewide – that ratio grows to nearly 1-in-3 when you get to Baltimore city, one of the worst rates in the entire country.
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