Our house is on fire. Join us in the streets.
 

About

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JANE FONDA

 

 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.

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Our demands

 
 

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.

 
 
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what you can do

vote

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.

 

Speak

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.

 
 

Act

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.

Follow us on social media to get plugged in to actions and teach-ins.

 
 
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