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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 PelosiTrump shows he holds stranglehold on GOP, media in CPAC barnburner Biden brings back bipartisan meetings at the White House McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump shows he holds stranglehold on GOP, media in CPAC barnburner Trump rules out starting a new party: 'Fake news' Sunday shows - Trump's reemergence, COVID-19 vaccines and variants dominate 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 BlasioCuomo asks New York AG to appoint independent attorney to investigate sexual harassment claims Ocasio-Cortez: Detailed sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo 'painful to read' De Blasio calls for investigation into former aide's claims against Cuomo 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.