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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:51 PM

Jane Fonda Participates In DC Climate Change Protest For 5th Straight Week

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Source: The Hill

Actress Jane Fonda on Friday participated in a climate change protest in Washington for a fifth consecutive week.

Fonda was not arrested despite blocking an entrance to the White House grounds. She has been arrested the previous four weeks.

The Academy Award winner originally pledged to get arrested on 14 consecutive Fridays as part of a campaign called "Fire Drill Fridays." Last week, she spent the night in jail after being arrested.

Fonda, 81, said her demonstrations are modeled on Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg’s "Fridays for Future" campaign. “We cannot leave it up to our young people to fight this fight for us,” she said at a rally near the Capitol before marching to the White House...



Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/469652-jane-fonda-participates-in-dc-climate-change-protest-for-5th-straight-week



This week's rally was designed to highlight the role the military plays in contributing to climate change. Fonda said Congress should cut the military budget to help fund the Green New Deal, a proposal introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield also participated in Friday's demonstration. Ice Cream was provided to protesters at the White House. Fonda is starring in the Netflix show "Grace and Frankie."

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:04 PM

1. Am I wrong in saying she's still beautiful?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:36 PM

2. Would call her striking...

Never thought she was beautiful - even 40 years back...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:23 AM

3. I'm not sure what it is precisely but I have found her recent efforts moving

I protested the Vietnam war and she lent her celebrity to that cause so I appreciated her efforts a long time ago.
She's significantly older than I am and she's out there getting arrested while I sit on my ass posting thoughts online ... make me feel a little guilty.
This time around, I find her inspiring. She's a national treasure.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:48 AM

4. I'll never forget when as a teen, me and my buds would...well did what my favorite Pres said on...

...Playboy at about the same time about his "heart" sometimes. When seeing pics of Jane.

Jeeze. Me and my ole bros are getting old! (ok, well no, not really yet for me. but my ole bros are old as ancient! HA!)

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:52 PM

5. That's right

Ms Fonda we women are out there. Good for her. She's still fighting.

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