After her hunger strike for the climate, Abby Leedy keeps marching

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

WASHINGTON — Abby Leedy grinned and nodded as she listened to her fellow climate activists chant, like a conductor pleased with the rhythm. It was just after dawn Thursday, and she and about 50 others had just rushed Sen. Joe Manchin as he came off his houseboat along the Potomac River. The West Virginia Democrat — criticized by the activists for blocking major climate legislation — disappeared into a parking garage. The protesters gathered to await his exit and Leedy raised her normally soft voice: “Pack in. Look powerful!” It had been more than two days since the 20-year-old from West Philad…

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