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Meryl Streep, Adam McKay Join Youth Climate Strike Rally

The rally aims to get the California Teachers Association union to divest their $20 billion pension fund from fossil fuels, and will show support for the Wet'suwet'en tribe.

Meryl Streep, left, and director Adam McKay joined the Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles Friday afternoon. The rally calls for diversion of pensions from fossil fuels, as well as for support for the Wet'suwet'en tribe.
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Adam McKay, director of "Don't Look Up," and actress Meryl Streep will join an indigenous and youth-led coalition at Pershing Square at noon Friday in downtown Los Angeles to support the Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles.

The Youth Climate Los Angeles movement has targeted the California Teachers Union to divest their $20 billion pension fund from fossil fuels and will rally on March 25, the same day the CTA is supposed to be voting on their pension fund.

It will also show support for the Wet'suwet'en tribe, whose territory and water supply is being threatened by the CGL pipeline.

McKay said he will announce at today's rally that his company will divest their money from City National Bank/Royal Bank of Canada if the bank does not meet the demands of the Wet'suwet'en tribe.

The rally is expected to start at 12:30 p.m. and a march will follow to City National Bank, 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles.

The rally will start at Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles.

Those in attendance are asked to wear masks.

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