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USF Student Group Wants Candidates to Talk About Climate Change

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The Student Environmental Association at USF is teaming up with Power Vote, a group of young people advocating for alternative energy. They're holding a rally this afternoon before the last presidential debate.

Senior and environmental policy major at USF Shaza Hussein is a part of both groups and she says climate change is a "forefront" issue her generation is facing.  

"So we would not be advocates of dirty coal or fracking, or nuclear energy. We see those as low hanging fruit and not the ideal solutions to our climate future," she says.

"We need to focus on sustainable, clean, and renewable energy like wind and solar," Hussein says.

Hussein says clean energy should be a part of the candidates' platforms and that's the focus of their rally.