As Greta Thunberg said, “This is a crisis. We have to act like our house is on fire, because it is.” She’s right, just like the young people from Standing Rock, the kids on the islands disappearing under the Pacific and in Houston and Flint and Kern County and so many other places. They’re all right. This is an urgent, major crisis. And they’re asking our help. That’s why Jane Fonda has moved to Washington, DC. Every Friday for the next 4 months at 11 am ET in front of the US Capitol, Jane will be joined by scientists, movement leaders, experts, activists, Indigenous leaders, and community members to answer the alarm sounded by young people and demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency.Join us for #FireDrillFriday 🔥Read more: www.FireDrillFridays.com
Posted by Fire Drill Fridays on Thursday, October 10, 2019
🔥 WE’RE LIVE 🔥 Join Jane Fonda, Cherri Foytlin, Phyllis Bennis, Krystal Two Bulls, Jodie Evans, Ciara Taylor, and Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield from Ben & Jerry's to draw attention to the intricate connection between war and military and the climate emergency.Then we march to the White House with Remove Trump.Wherever you are, join the conversation using #FireDrillFriday 🔥
Posted by Fire Drill Fridays on Friday, November 8, 2019
We are live for #FireDrillFriday! We are having a rally at the US Capitol and stay tuned for a massive civil disobedience action 🔥Climate change is a women’s issue! And women are at the heart of climate solutions. While the climate crisis threatens everyone, it especially impacts vulnerable populations, including women and girls. Around the world, women and girls are leading climate solutions, from stopping deforestation and improving agricultural practices to leading Climate Strikes and running for office as the kind of real climate leaders the world needs.We are joined by Jane Fonda, V-Day, Women's March, Emira Woods, Rosanna Arquette, Catherine Keener, Eve Ensler, and more!
Posted by Fire Drill Fridays on Friday, November 1, 2019
We’re live for #firedrillfriday demanding the protection and restoration of our oceans! Featuring: Jane Fonda, Ted Danson, John Hocevar with Greenpeace USA, Denise Patel with GAIA US Canada, Whitney Crowder with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Inc., and Jennifer Jacquet
Posted by Fire Drill Fridays on Friday, October 25, 2019
We are live for #FireDrillFriday calling for a Green New Deal!
Posted by Fire Drill Fridays on Friday, October 18, 2019
Welcome to the first #FireDrillFriday!We are demanding urgent action on a Green New Deal—clean, renewable energy, creating new good jobs and protecting communities—and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling.Follow along as Jane Fonda, Naomi Klein, and many others will commit civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Posted by Fire Drill Fridays on Friday, October 11, 2019
Welcome to the first #FireDrillFriday! Part 2.We are demanding urgent action on a Green New Deal—clean, renewable energy, creating new good jobs and protecting communities—and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling.Follow along as Jane Fonda, Naomi Klein, and many others will commit civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Posted by Fire Drill Fridays on Friday, October 11, 2019
As Greta Thunberg said, “Our House Is On Fire”, and we need to act like it.
Inspired by Greta and the youth climate strikes as well as Reverend Barber’s Moral Mondays and Randall Robinson’s often daily anti-apartheid protests, I’ve moved to Washington, D.C. to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate. Every Friday through January, I will be leading weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in. We can’t afford to wait.
Welcome to Fire Drill Fridays.
The climate crisis is not an isolated issue — it involves every part of our economy and society. Because of that, each Friday demonstration will have a different focus as it relates to climate. Scientists, movement leaders, experts, activists, Indigenous leaders, community members and youth will come together to share their stories and demand that action be taken before it’s too late. To ensure the topic and its connection to the climate crisis is thoroughly explained, I will host a live-streamed “Teach-In” with a panel of experts each Thursday evening before the demonstration, for the public to attend virtually.
Our climate is in crisis. Scientists are shouting an urgent warning: we have little more than a decade to take bold, ambitious action to transition our economy off of fossil fuels and onto clean, renewable energy. We need a Green New Deal to mobilize our government and every sector of the economy to tackle the overlapping crises of climate change, inequality, and structural racism at the scale and speed our communities require. We need and deserve a world beyond fossil fuels while creating millions of family-sustaining, union jobs, and prioritizing justice and equity for working people and communities of color on the frontlines of climate disaster and fossil fuel exploitation, so the clean energy transformation leaves nobody behind.
I will be on the Capitol every Friday, rain or shine, inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created. I can no longer stand by and let our elected officials ignore – and even worse – empower – the industries that are destroying our planet for profit. We can not continue to stand for this.
So please, join me.
— Jane Fonda
Our demands center and uplift those of youth climate strikers across the country, who on September 20,2019 sounded the alarm on the climate emergency and answered Greta Thunberg’s call to action.
1. A GREEN NEW DEAL
Transform our economy to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030 and phase out all fossil fuel extraction through a just and equitable transition, creating millions of good jobs;
A halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing and infrastructure projects immediately.
2. RESPECT OF INDIGENOUS LAND AND SOVEREIGNTY
Honor the treaties of protecting Indigenous lands, waters, and sovereignty by the immediate halt of all construction, leasing and permitting for resource extraction, processing and infrastructure projects affecting or on Indigenous lands;
Recognize the Rights of Nature into law to protect our sacred ecosystems and align human law with natural law to ban resource extraction in defense of our environment and people.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
A transition that invests in prosperity for communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution;
Welcoming those displaced by the cumulative effects of the climate crisis, economic inequality, violence, and lack of opportunity.
4. PROTECTION AND RESTORATION OF BIODIVERSITY
Protection and restoration of at least 30% of the world’s lands and oceans including a halt to all deforestation by 2030.
5. IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Investment in farmers and regenerative agriculture and an end to subsidies for industrial agriculture.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Vote for the climate in every election up and down the ballot. Vote for candidates who are in favor of a Green New Deal and a bold and responsible transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy.
Tell your candidate or elected officials that climate can’t wait. Call them, sign petitions, and go to their town halls. Write letters to the Editor of your local paper. Put your money where your mouth is: divest from fossil fuel companies and invest in a sustainable future.
Join an organization working for real climate solutions. March, protest and recruit your friends to join. Listen and show up for communities most impacted by climate change and, if you can, put your body on the line.
NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT.
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Web Site: https://firedrillfridays.com/