The last few weeks, evidence that the climate is changeD is abundant, deadly, and too common. The West is on fire, climate-fueled superstorm Ida devastated New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – and then went on to cause deadly flooding in New York New Jersey and other states.
This is the new reality. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and each of us has to decide what actions we will take, what we’ll risk and what we have to share, in order to save as many lives as possible. That’s why frontline black, brown and indigenous leaders are calling us to action at the White House this October to demand President Biden pick a side: People vs fossil fuels.
I want you to join us there, in Washington DC this October 11-15, despite but not in denial of the ongoing pandemic and climate crisis all around us. To tell you why and how we’re co-hosting a huge kick-off call this Thursday at 7pm Eastern, 6 Central. Can you join the call to learn more about People vs Fossil Fuels?
“We are asking you to stand with us. As representatives of communities who have carried the brunt of the harm from fossil fuels for generations, we ask you to join us in solidarity—and risk arrest—in Washington DC, October 11-15, 2021, as part of Build Back Fossil Free’s People vs Fossil Fuels Week of Action.
If you have ever marched, rallied, called your representatives, lobbied, signed petitions to urge governmental leaders to act — we call on you to take the next step. Nonviolent civil disobedience is a time-tested tactic for change. If we all come together, put our bodies on the line in the name of climate justice, we may be able to change the course of history.”
Indigenous people, pipeline fighters, water protectors, young people, scientists, faith leaders, and more are saying enough is enough: it’s time to finally place people over fossil fuels.
This October, thousands of people will come to DC to demand that President Biden end the fossil fuel era. He must stop approving fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency right now, ahead of the United Nations climate summit in November. If you’re already planning to join us, click here to RSVP & join us October 11-15 at the White House in Washington, D.C.
If you want to learn more and hear directly from the frontline leaders who are calling us to action, click here and join the kick of call September 9 and find out how we’re going to take action over 5 days to highlight the damage done by fossil fuels, the climate impacts we are already facing, and the need for real solutions rooted in justice.