Fire Drill Fridays

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Inspired by urgent action needed to address climate change, Jane Fonda is upending her life and spending 4 months in Washington D.C. this fall. Every Friday she's there will be "Fire Drill Friday" to bring urgent attention to important intersectional analysis around Climate Change. 

Funding endless war is an existential threat to human life and one of the leading causes of climate change, which is why it’s urgent that we come together in Washington D.C. and make the connection between U.S. militarism and climate change.

We will be there every Friday with special attention on the kick off, October 11, where Medea will be arrested with Jane, Women's Day November 1st when you can join Jodie to be arrested with Jane, and Friday, November 8th we'll need all hands on deck to show the world that there is an anti-war movement that understands war and the cost to the planet. On Jane's birthday, December 20th, we will be there to celebrate her life, and her giving it to peace and the planet.  

Weekly Focus Topics

  • Oct 11
    Fire Drill Fridays: Join Medea Benjamin 
  • Oct 17/18
    Green New Deal: Join Medea Benjamin
  • Oct 24/25
    Oceans: Join Clara Trippe 
  • Oct 31/Nov 1
    Women: Join Jodie Evans 
  • Nov 7/8
    War/Military: Join Jodie Evans, we'll need all hands on deck to connect the military and climate change!
  • Nov 14/15
    Environmental Justice: Join Medea Benjamin
  • Nov 21/22
    Water: Join Medea Benjamin
  • Nov 28/29
    Food Justice & Agriculture: Join Clara Trippe
  • Dec 5/6
    Migration & Human Rights: Join Jodie Evans
  • Dec 12/13
    Join Jodie Evans to discuss the Peace Economy and Jobs & Just Transitions
  • Dec 19/20
    Climate & Health with Jodie Evans (Jane’s Birthday Party)
  • Dec 26/27 (Christmas)
    Forests: Join Ariel Gold
  • Jan 2/3 (New Year)
    Who’s to blame? Who should pay? Fossil Fuel companies: Join Ariel Gold 
  • Jan 9/10
    Jane’s last Friday action: Join Ariel Gold

Fire Drill Friday Logistics 

Thank you for being part of Fire Drill Fridays! Below is the weekly schedule and logistical information.

 If you have any questions, please contact:

Weekly schedule:
  • Teach-In: Thursday evenings (beginning October 17th, ending January 9th)
  • Watch live and share on CODEPINK Facebook and Twitter
  • Action: Fridays (beginning October 11th, ending January 10th)

Speakers and action participants will gather at 9:30am each Friday at the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, just across from the U.S. Capitol Building, 100 Maryland Ave NE. We will go over the specific rally and action plan for the day as well as a legal briefing, and share some coffee and breakfast. At 10:45am we will walk over to the Capitol for the rally to begin at 11am.

The rally will take place on the southeast lawn of the Capitol Building, across from the Library of Congress and near the intersection of 1st St & Independence Ave SE

The rally will go from 11am–12pm, followed most weeks by a civil disobedience action. See the Legal FAQ​ for info on risking arrest on U.S. Capitol grounds. The civil disobedience action will shift to different locations around Capitol Hill based on the specific targeting for the week’s action.

We expect that anyone arrested will be released within a few hours and have the option to pay a small fine, usually $50, rather than have to come back for a court date.

What to bring:

  • Wear something red (we will also have red buttons available)
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are suitable for walking in grass
  • Wear layers, weather is often unpredictable in DC and can change throughout the day
  • If you are planning on risking arrest, please bring a valid, state-issued photo ID along with $50 cash (we will have cash available if you cannot cover this on your own)
  • Protest signs — we will have signs available and want to keep these actions generally free from organization branding

What not to bring:

  • No drugs, weapons, or alcohol
  • If you are planning on risking arrest, please do not wear jewelry or anything delicate or irreplaceable

→ Sign up to join CODEPINK at a Fire Drill Friday!

→ Come ready to talk about the link between war and climate — study up here

→ Buy your War is Not Green Fire Drill Fridays t-shirt here 

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  • Gar Smith
    commented 2019-10-14 17:48:43 -0400 · Flag
    I wish I could join you on the ground in DC for the FireDrillFriday event but I can’t afford to fly and am trying not to add to my Carbon Footprint.
    In the meantime, Environmentalists Against War would like to endorse these demonstrations. They underscore one of our core messages: The Pentagon is one of the planet’s largest consumers of oil and a major source of climate-heating pollution.
    Here’s a short meme that you might want to consider for a future T-shirt: Global War/Is a big part of/ GLOBALWARming.
    EAW has already posted the following announcement on our webpage:
    ACTION ALERT: Jane Fonda Says ‘Stop War to Slow Global Warming’
    by Jane Fonda / CODEPINK
  • Mia Campioni
    commented 2019-10-13 03:29:05 -0400 · Flag
    I am only an Australian retired feminist philosopher and sympathiser of your site, but have you thought about supporting the fight against transactivism, which is using so-called transwomen (men identifying as women, while remaining physically male) undermining women qua women, by invading women’s places, toilets/showers, sports, health services, media, refuges, and women’s jobs? There is enough material to inform yourselves about what is going on in the Western world at the moment, including the USA (Cf Ruth Ginsburg position about this), so please join feminists all over with your voices……(we are not religious or of the right!)
    Thank you, Mia Campioni