NEW YEARS EVE

It’s New Year’s eve and I’ve been writing almost without cease for 4 days and will continue until I have to stop for the Thursday Fire Drill teach-in. I’m writing a book about the Fire Drill Fridays and I’m very excited. Pouring over the transcripts of everyone’s speeches, I’ve really been able to internalize so many things I didn’t get when I first heard them. I’m learning so much. I think people will be interested in this book and moved to take action. It will be quite unique and I have to turn it in by March which is why i’m so obsessed. As anyone who’s ever written a book knows, that is a VERY short time to get one done. But I’m already on my 7th chapter out of about 15.

There are only 2 Fire Drills Fridays left. Sam Waterston is coming back as is Ian Armitage and the 10th, the brilliant Bill McKibben, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Saffron Burrows will join us. It will be a bittersweet thing to return home. But I ache to see my 6 month old grandson and my dog, Tulea.

I have made so many good friends these last 4 months and learned so much on many different levels. And I’m energized to a level I haven’t felt maybe ever.

I don’t have to think hard about what my New Year’s resolution is: To grow the Fire Drill Friday’s movement with Greenpeace’s exquisite help and, in collaboration with the young climate strikers, so that by next fall there is a growing army of people willing to go into the streets and halls of Congress and state legislatures and make their voices heard for the sake of the planet and of the millions of people who are already being devastated by extreme weather events and pollution. This is our year to take back Democracy. A large majority of Americans want to see their elected officials confront the climate crisis in a bold, urgent way but their desires are being blocked by the stranglehold that corporations have on the political process, especially the fossil fuel industry and the Pentagon. We outnumber them and we must win. The future depends on it. We have ten years. Let’s do this!

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  1. Happy New year Jane and thank you for al your good work what is soo needed. I will read your book when it’s coming out, can’t wait. In the meantime stay healthy and I hope that you later in January will hold your grandson and Tulea again. I follow you every Thursday and Friday for Fire Drill Friday from the Netherlands. Love you 😘

  2. Jane, I wish you a happy new year and only the best for 2020🍀 Above all health, love and happiness😊 Greetings Barbara

  3. Hey Jane!

    I wish all the best to you for 2020 and I hope you had a good time!

    First of all, I think it’s so beautiful how much you care, I haven’t seen this much enthusiasm in a long time and I hope you not only reach out but something changes in 2020.

    Then I have this weird question: do you have advice for self work in 2020? It would mean the world to a lot of people if you maybe did a blog post on this, I think.

    And last, but not least: I look so much forward to grace and Frankie and am so so so excited after last year’s cliff hanger!
    Let’s see what this year brings.

    A wonderful 2020 to you and thank you sm for doing this for our earth!

  4. jane,

    congratulations on the new addition to your family. is this troy’s son? it must be heartbreaking not to see him at such a young age. i can’t believe how much energy you have to write a book in less than three months, absolutely absurd, but i’m amazed. i wish you luck! i will of course be purchasing and look forward to reading, i’ve been keeping track of you, and fire drill fridays, all the way from the uk.

    if you pass over some of that energy to this 24-year-old, that’ll be much appreciated!

    much love, and happy new year.

    kate

  5. Hi dear Jane!
    Happy New Year and congratulations on such a brilliant work this year! You are a reference and an inspiration for generations to come and God bless you for that!
    Just wanted to wish you and your family ALL the best!
    Btw, forgive me for being intrusive, but is the new 6 months old grandson from Troy?
    Happy Days my absolute shero! I love u! Please send my love to Tulea from this dog mom 😘😘😘
    Love ❤
    Isabel

    • Happy New Year,

      Jane ♥️

      Thankyou,for your weekly Thursday, teach-ins. I will continue to follow Green Peace email updates on future events.

      I thank you all for sharing your time and educating us on climate change.

      Def looking forward to reading your book on your experience in DC.

      I’m doing work now to for Tulsi Gabbard getting her message out locally in Del, Md and PA.. I hope we get representation who support our future and climate. I’m sick and tired of corruption and greed in this country.

      Hope everyone research on their own and do not fall for biased media narratives.

      Green New Deal, OFF Fossil Fuel Act!

      Support the candidates in 2020 who support you.

      NoWarInIran..Our Trillions of Tax Payer Money is needed for We the People! Climate, Infrastructure, Education, Innovation. Stop giving votes to war criminals like Trump and Neo liberals in the Democratic party!

      Voters over 65! Please stop the madness! No disrespect against Boomers or Seniors but we need to wake up and vote smart!2020 Ditch Mitch McConnell Kentucky!!!

      God Bless!🙏🏽❤

      Hasani

  6. Happy New Year, Jane! I’m so thrilled that you’re working on a book about Fire Drill Fridays! I’ve learned so much over the past several months about climate change, and your weekly teach-ins have been so helpful! One of my goals for 2020 is to get more involved locally with the Sunrise Movement and several other organizations. I’m so glad to read that Greenpeace will be continuing the Fire Drill Friday movement. Thank you for all of your hard work! It has made such a difference!

    Congratulations on your new grandson! I hope 2020 brings you great happiness and joy!

    Robin

  7. Dear Jane,
    You are one of those rare examples of what an iron will can do!!!
    In the latest years, you’ve become one of my favorite women on Earth! And this fact helps me to keep on working to become a better version of myself.
    When I’m hearing persons around me complaining about being already too old at 60s to still do something, I instantly reply to them: “And when you’ll be 82 as Jane Fonda how will you think then?” And my question is blocking for a moment their cognitive scenario.
    GO, JANE! Don’t stop!After all, LIFE is about “moving”!
    Be blessed! Love you!
    <3 <3 <3

  8. Jane,
    Happy new year! Congratulations on your new grandson! Also I can’t wait to read your new book about fire drill Friday’s. I am learning soo much on the Thursday teach-ins. Can’t wait for the new season of Grace and Frankie.
    Stacey❤️

  9. Dear Jane,

    I don’t know how you do it, I am always aware about things you’re doing and you never cease to amaze me. You must hear this a lot, but from the bottom of my heart I need to tell you that you are my biggest inspiration next to my mother, you are unstoppable, brave and going after your ideals. Keep going with the amazing job, we are learning a lot from you and I am willing to spread this information to my students in Mexico. We need to know, to be informed and aware of reality and do something about it to save our home.
    Congratulations on the new addition in your family.
    Happy New Year, Jane!!
    I wish you all the best because good is all that you deserve,
    I love you.

    Paulina

  10. Hi, dear Jane! VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Your energy and determination are incalculable. I follow your steps from Uruguay and there are times that I end up laughing because I’m sure you’re going to be “immortal.” (If death looks for you, YOU WILL NOT FIND IT !!!) 😏😅😅😅 I don’t know if you imagine the admiration you provoke in the “poor mortals” who suffer from osteoarthritis !!! Hahaha
    I would love to read your book … as long as they publish it in Spanish too … and if not … I will read it in English and thus continue to learn your language and reaffirm concepts about climate change.
    I follow you on Fire Drill on Thursdays and Fridays and I look forward to “the reunion with my two old friends, Grace and Frankie” !!!! 😍 😍 I adore them!!! I adore you. You are my inspiration to do things that I had in the memory drawer … for example, write. Although, sometimes I give up but then restart. It’s like “Frankie’s diary”, hahaha, it’s not in the air or in front of the cell phone but things that are very felt and true come out.
    I am glad to know that you join Túlea and a new grandson. ENJOY THEM, because if what you do in activism is important, imagine that having them in your arms is even more important because you will renew your energy to continue fighting for a healthier and better world for them! Form your army !!! From my place, in my country, I will look for ways to continue fighting for what I always preached as a teacher: a better world!
    I send you a warm and tight hug (God knows how I want to give it to you in person!)
    I love you so much.
    Graciela 😍
    (here they tell me Grace a thousand years ago! 😏😅😅)
    😍♥ ️😍♥ ️🇺🇾

  11. I’m glad to hear your writing’s on fire. I’m hoping when the Fire Drill book is done that you will carry right on through another memoir (maybe one trading chapters between films made in a particular decade and parallel political activities for the same period in the next chapter). You know, serve and volley.

  12. Dearest Jane,
    Like you, I found myself depressed and feeling hopeless. Not having the drive or influence that you have, I decided to take action within our county and small Colorado town, Salida. Knowing that you are fighting at the national level lightens my heart and gives me hope for our children and grand children (congratulations by the way on the new grand son!!)Thanks again and again and I’m with you in spirit today on Firedrill Friday – GO GET EM GIRL!!!!!

  13. 2020 is going to be a fabulous, impactful year. We are going to take this country back and lead it back in the right direction! Thank you for your hard work in 2019. I can’t wait to read your book. Perfect! And Tulea is going to be one extremely happy dog!

  14. Hi, dear Jane!
    I’m new here. I just wanted to hop on and say Hi! 😉
    Congratulations on the new addition in your family.
    Happy New Year, Jane!!
    I wish you all the best because good is all that you deserve,
    I love you.

    Margaret x

  15. Dearest Jane,

    I wish you the best for this upcoming year. Words cannot express how much we appreciate you putting yourself out there still and using your influence and celebrity to bring about change. You could just literally rest on your laurels – but it’s also a great nudge for us to get up from our couch. The horrifying events of these last weeks in Australia and around the world, show that activism is necessary for us to survive. We need to be mindful of WHAT we need and HOW MUCH we need – it’s time for us to be mindful consumers especially now when we are reminded every day that our resources are NOT endless (contrary to popular belief). We need to understand that we don’t need two plastic bags for a Snickers bar.
    Also, a personal note for the both of us and a little bit of reflection: it was ten years ago that we first had a little interaction here when you wished me a happy new year. You have no idea what that meant to me at that point of life. You taught me important lessons about kindness and graciousness by your example. As Meryl Streep said paying a tribute that kindness will be passed on an on and on…
    To be honest, I miss our little chats from time to time. But I just see you rock the world and I am just so proud of you. Take care! I cannot wait to see the next season of Grace and Frankie! Also congratulations on your youngest grandson – I wish him a lot of joy in his life on a healthier planet and congratulations to the whole family on this blessing!

    Love from your old blogging pal,
    Daniel

  16. Jane, I hope you had a good start to the new year and I wish you all the best. Arrive back home safely in LA. The countdown is on …. I’m so excited about the 6th season of Grace and Frankie and can’t wait !! I hope season 6 has several episodes. I hope that Grace and Frankie don’t get lost by marrying Nick. You and Lily, indescribable … Simply adorable and great! I look forward to it! All the best for you! Barbara xxx

  17. Jane is time to charge energy and enjoy your grandson and your dog, you deserve it thanks. Love you 💕💕💕

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