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Charlottesville Activists Go to D.C. for Climate Change Rally

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People from Charlottesville are taking action on what they call the country's climate crisis.

Sunday morning, about 100 activists gathered their materials and boarded two buses headed to the "Forward on Climate" rally in Washington D.C.

Eighteen-year-old Amory Fischer helped get almost 30 Albemarle High School students to join in. He says the movement is gearing up to make a change.

"What we are calling for is two things, leadership on some sort of climate legislation and the second is to reject the keystone pipeline," Fischer said. "We've chosen the keystone pipeline because it's something the president specifically can do without Congressional gridlock and so it's kind of become a symbol of this rally."

Thousands of people from around the country took part in Sunday's rally and march to the White House.

Fischer says climate change is important because we will live with its effects.

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