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Thousands of students walked out of school in Australia at the end of last year, demanding action by their government in response to climate change. Students filing into Melbourne’s streets brought traffic to a stop, and in Canberra, throngs of young people camped out on the steps of Parliament, awaiting acknowledgment by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.
 
Dear writer, as a young person in your corner of the globe, what issue could drive you to walk out of school? To start a petition? To host a community meeting? In five sentences, tell us what most matters to you, and why someone with regional or global power should (and can!) be doing more to address the problem.  How would you tackle the issue if you were in charge?

For more inspiration, read about Maya! and AbiJoy's strike-worthy causes.