Actor and activist Jane Fonda will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Dec. 17 on her movement to push for political action on climate change.
Inspired by young climate activist Greta Thunberg, Fonda has held a “Fire Drill Friday” climate change protest on Capitol Hill every Friday since Oct. 11, 2019. On Thursday nights, before each protest, Fonda hosts a “teach-in” with a panel of experts.
The “Grace & Frankie” star has pledged to continue the strikes every Friday through January to demand action by political leaders to address what she called a “climate emergency.”
“The climate crisis is not an isolated issue — it involves every part of our economy and society,” she wrote on the Fire Drill Friday website. “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.”
Lunch will be served in the Club’s Ballroom at 12:30 p.m. Remarks begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Please click here to purchase tickets.
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