If it’s Friday, you’re probably reading a headline about Jane Fonda protesting climate change in Washington, D.C. — and that’s exactly what the 82-year-old actress wants.
“There is a collective crisis, requires collective action,” the Hollywood star told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour back in October. “And so I decided to use my celebrity to try to raise the sense of urgency, and I moved to Washington, and I’m going to get arrested every Friday.”
The protests, which Fonda refers to as “Fire Drill Friday,” are to show support for a Green New Deal and bring awareness to the ways in which climate change affects other parts of human life, such as women’s rights, access to drinking water and global militarism.
As if it wasn’t enough that the actress — who first became a controversial political figure for her activism during the Vietnam War, which earned her the nickname “Hanoi Jane” — continues to get arrested in the name of raising awareness, she’s also making bigger headlines by bringing along her famous friends to join in the demonstrations and don her now-signature red.