Patagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike

Patagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike
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Popular clothing brand Patagonia said it would support the Global Climate Strike planned for Friday and would close down its offices and stores for a few hours during the strike.

Additionally, Patagonia has committed to "a significant media buy" that will provide information on a platform facilitating text messages to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBloomberg faces criticism for tweet showing altered debate moment Trump knocks Democrats at rally: Bloomberg 'getting pounded' Biden earns endorsement from former House impeachment manager MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellEverytown plans ad blitz on anniversary of House background check bill Kentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms MORE (R-Ky.).

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The company will also have "a visible presence" along the strike routes in Washington, D.C., New York and Denver.

"In a time when our government leadership on climate is non-existent, responsible businesses are showing-up," Patagonia said in a statement, touting its actions.

Patagonia’s support of the youth-driven strike follows New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioBloomberg compared civil libertarians, teachers union to NRA 'extremists' in 2013: report De Blasio endorses Sanders for president While Klobuchar surges, Warren flounders MORE excusing the city’s 1.1 million students from class Friday, allowing them to attend the strike without penalty.

The strike will take place three days before the United Nations hosts the Climate Action Summit, where countries hope to increase the restrictions on greenhouse gasses that began with the Paris climate agreement in 2015.

Another worldwide strike is scheduled for Sept. 27.