NJ teen brings Pokemon Go to Philly DNC protest. says ‘No to Fracking’

The Democratic National Convention will bring politicians, delegates and celebrities to Philadelphia.

 All that and… Pokémon? 

A New Jersey high school student plans harness the power of the wildly popular mobile gaming app Pokémon Go to promote a protest for clean energy.

The July 24 March for a Clean Energy Revolution calls for a ban on fracking and a swift transition to clean energy. 

That’s an environmental cause Highland Park teenager Reese Carlton believes in, so he decided to drop a “Pokémon Lure Mode” at the start of the march at City Hall. 

Carlton said he will drop more along the route, and at the march’s final destination, Independence Hall.

“People my age understand the threat posed by climate change, and we know that protecting the environment protects people,” said Carlton. “One way we can do that is by saying no to fracking, which harms water, air and people. “

The March for a Clean Energy Revolution, organized by Americans Against Fracking and endorsed by over 1,000 groups from across the country, will start at City Hall at noon on July 24.


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