Youth lawsuit

Levi Draheim of Satellite Beach is the youngest member of Our Children's Trust, which has filed a lawsuit against the State of Florida for perpetuating an economy that relies on ecologically-damaging fuels.

BREVARD COUNTY – The organization Our Children’s Trust (OCT) promotes advocacy in politics for youths, and its youngest local member is 10-year-old Levi Draheim, of Satellite Beach.

Not only is Levi a member of OCT, but he’s also part of a recent lawsuit against the State of Florida.

Last year, then-9-year-old Levi, along with seven other youths, filed a lawsuit against Florida, Governor Rick Scott, and several state agencies in the Leon County Court district.

According to OCT officials, “The complaint asserts that in causing climate change, the state of Florida has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness, and has caused harm to Florida’s essential public trust resources, such as beaches and marine life.”

On April 2, Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth honored Levi as a ‘Guardian of the Future,’ and he has appeared on international coverage since he began to be involved in 2015.

His mother, Leigh-Ann Draheim, fully supports his efforts in climate-change politics. She sent an email to OCT when she had heard about how OCT was looking for young plaintiffs in Florida, and Levi joined at the age of seven.

According to OCT officials, Levi’s case is not only one of protecting the environment, but about the legality of current politics. “The youth plaintiffs filed the case because the state of Florida is violating their constitutional rights by creating and perpetuating an energy system that is based on fossil fuels,” OCT officials stated.

For more information about the case, visit

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I find it disturbing that a parent would use their child to further their own political view point. We should all know by now that there is no such thing as climate change. It was a social construct meant to manufacture an artificial problem that then the creators of which could furnish the solution - a carbon tax - which was to be the mechanism to fulfill the globalists desire to redistribute wealth from us Americans to corrupt third world countries who in turn would pay a kickback to dirty progressive politicians the likes of obama, the clinton's and even the bushes. This corrupt political technique is known as the hegelian dialectic. Maybe you should do more research and stop feeding on the red meat your politicians feed you to get you to mindlessly follow them down the primrose path. Hopefully your child will awaken to your evil ways before it is too late.

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