Friday, December 6, 11:00am – Noon
U.S. Capitol, SE Lawn
JOIN Jane Fonda, Elders Action Network, Elders Climate Action, Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden – and, other elders, grandparents, and concerned citizens.
LEARN more about what we can all do; and urge our elected officials to adopt the Green New Deal.
If you would like to join me on December 6th, please RSVP to: LPISER@aol.com
(We’ll find a common meeting space. Bring signs if you like.)
If our house was on fire we would run out into the street. Wouldn't we? Well, that is just what Jane Fonda is doing – and asking us to do. She has started a campaign to draw attention to our current climate emergency saying: "We must act to save the planet from irreversible damage!" For four months, through the end of January, she is standing in front of our nation’s capital urging our leaders and all of us respond to this climate crisis. Her campaign is called FIRE DRILL FRIDAYS and is intended to support and uplift those of the youth climate movement. The Green New Deal is at the core of these demands – to transform our economy to 100% clean, renewable energy.
Why did she move to Washington, D.C. and take on this campaign?Jane is a grandmother and an elder who is concerned for the future for those she loves. Watch her video and learn more about why she has moved to Washington and upended her life.
- Watch Jane’s video; look at her website and learn more
- Talk with your friends: “Did you hear what Jane Fonda is doing now?”
- Call your elected officials. Tell them that you want them to support the Green New Deal. Call them again – next week!
- All over the country, our youth are striking on December 6th, urging support for the Green New Deal. Find your local strike, gather your friends and attend together!
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?
surely you did something
when the seasons started failing?
as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?
did you fill the streets with protest
when democracy was stolen?
what did you do
–Drew Dellinger, Hieroglyphic Stairway