Nearly a year ago trade unionists and supporters demonstrated at the U.S. Capitol for “Good Jobs for a Green Future”—and then sat down and were arrested for refusing to leave and end their protest. The civil disobedience action was part of “Fire Drill Fridays,” a weekly series led by Jane Fonda and supported by Greenpeace. The action for “Jobs, Communities, & Just Transitions” was partially organized by the Labor Network for Sustainability and many participants in the network participated in the action. Jane’s fellow actor and “dear friend” Sally Field also spoke, recounting the labor struggles of Norma Rae, whom Field played in the eponymous film. Sally also participated in the civil disobedience.
This December 2, Jane Fonda and Fire Drill Fridays are getting back out in the streets of our nation’s capital to sound the alarm on the climate emergency. A special focus of the event will be opposition to Senator Manchin’s effort to revive his “Dirty Deal” permitting “reform” which would fast-tracked oil and gas projects across America. If you can get to Washington December 2, join LNSers, along with Greenpeace, Jane Fonda, and friends, for a day of inspiration and action. Make your voice heard and demand a cleaner, greener, healthier world. And of course, wear red! RSVP here.
The December 2 Fire Drill Friday action will be livestreamed at: