Fire Drill Fridays

We celebrate Jane Fonda’s inspiring Fire Drill Fridays and invite you to join her in raising awareness about the urgent need for climate justice.

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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. November 8th was focused directly on this issue but we continue to support these events as the war economy is the driving force that fuels Climate Change.

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

  • 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

→ 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 

Fire Drill Friday Logistics 

Thank you for being part of CODEPINK engaging in Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays! Below is the weekly schedule and logistical information.

 If you have any questions, please contact:

Weekly schedule:

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.

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


Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Gail Kent
    commented 2020-01-11 10:49:56 -0500
    Can you tell me if there will be a protest on Jan. 17? I am coming to DC and would like to participate then.

    Gail Kent
  • Suzette Dewey
    commented 2020-01-03 13:05:46 -0500
    Suggested Chant:
    When I say EMERGENCY, You say ACTEMERGENCY, ACT x 3
    When I say ACT (when), You say NOWACT, NOW x 3
  • denise atkinson
    commented 2019-12-31 09:05:10 -0500
    A safe place to be……….must be the highest priority. Reading “The Overstory”. I can only read a little at a time. The Earth will recover the devastation we are wreaking, humankind will not. Can we not ‘wake up’ before the scale tips?

    We did ‘fire drills’ monthly/across the nation in EVERY public school! I applaud your efforts….I am sure it is your plan to ‘grow’ the movement. Looking forward to marches/actions in Raleigh, NC…….EVERYWHERE

    Let’s make 2020 the year of the FIRE DRILL……..I hear the alarms everywhere!

    Denise in Raleigh
  • Dan Johnson
    commented 2019-11-10 10:40:40 -0500
    I wrote a song honoring Greta and I want to share it.
    Is that appropriate here?

  • Robin Hordon
    commented 2019-11-06 20:50:39 -0500
    Code Pink…

    Your group…MUST

    SPREAD YOUR ORGANIZATION OUT…all across the country [and the world]…

    Here is a question to which there is only ONE pertinent answer in 2019:

    Which is better:

    1. ONE…“million person march” held occasionally and at faraway expensive places?


    2. A MILLION…“one person marches”…held frequently and inexpensively in local areas?

    So, change your tactics…

    Peace, love and progress…

    robin hordon
    Kingston, WA
  • Thea Paneth
    commented 2019-11-02 16:00:31 -0400
    love it, so wish i could go…jane fonda is so great! and i can’t wait for the next season of Grace and Frankie…the only thing i’ve ever binge watched….
  • Debi Echevarria Richter
    commented 2019-10-15 06:38:08 -0400
    I hope to join you on either 11/1 or 11/8. Fingers crossed.
  • Gar Smith
    commented 2019-10-14 17:48:43 -0400
    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
    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