Fire Drill Friday: Jobs, Communities, & Just Transitions

Civic DC • 4 December 2019
Event date 13 Dec '19 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event location pin United States Capitol Washington D.C. 20515 • First St SE, Washington, 20004, DC, United States
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Every Friday, Jane Fonda is leading a weekly rally at 11am ET followed by a civil disobedience on the southeast lawn of the US Capitol to demand action to address the climate emergency.

Week 10 of Fire Drill Friday is all about Jobs, Communities, & Just Transitions. Here’s why:

The climate emergency requires us to rapidly transform our energy system and key industrial sectors in many ways – and it is up to all of us to ensure this is done in a way that benefits workers and communities. If we do this right, transforming our energy systems and industrial base can and will create millions of good union jobs that provide a living wage, full benefits, a safe workplace and the right to collective bargaining.

Particular care must be taken to support transition policies and programs for those workers and communities that depend on the fossil fuel industry. Workers in coal, oil and gas gave much – often their health – to power our country and create prosperity, and we owe them respect and fairness in this transition. A truly just transition will include wage guarantees for displaced workers, pension guarantees, health insurance benefits for their entire families and additional financial support and programs for those who choose to relocate or acquire the skills necessary for making the transition.

It is true that climate change is an enormous challenge, but responding to it provide us the opportunity to rebuild many things in our society and this time, we can do it right. A bold new economic and environmental legislative and cabinet-level agenda with investments in 21st century industries and infrastructure can ensure the transition off fossil fuels will be good for the climate, good for the economy and good for workers and communities.

Join us to hear from experts on the frontline of ensuring a Just Transition for workers and communities as we respond to the urgent need to reduce fossil fuels and promote safe renewable alternatives.

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WHAT: #FireDrillFriday rally & civil disobedience

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Jobs, Communities, & Just Transitions Can't Wait!

WHEN: Friday, December 13, 11am - 12pm ET

WHERE: Southeast lawn of the US Capitol

WITH: Jane Fonda, Michael Leon Guerrero, Samantha Smith, Winona LaDuke and more

HOW TO PARTICIPATE REMOTELY: Spread the word on social media by following @FireDrillFriday across platforms and using the hashtag #FireDrillFriday.

LEARN MORE: firedrillfridays.com/events/jobs-communities-just-transitions-cant-wait

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WHAT: #FireDrillFriday webinar teach-in

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Jobs, Communities, & Just Transitions Can't Wait!

WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 7pm - 8pm ET

WHERE: facebook.com/firedrillfriday

WITH: Jane Fonda, Michael Leon Guerrero, Samantha Smith, and more

LEARN MORE: firedrillfridays.com/events/teach-in-jobs-communities-just-transitions

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2 months agoAdd to Calender 2019-12-13 16:00:00 2019-12-13 16:00:00 Fire Drill Friday: Jobs, Communities, & Just Transitions Every Friday, Jane Fonda is leading a weekly rally at 11am ET followed by a civil disobedience on the southeast lawn of the US Capitol to demand action to address the climate emergency. Week 10 of Fire Drill Friday is all about Jobs, Communities, & Just Transitions. Here’s why: The climate emergency requires us to rapidly transform our energy system and key industrial sectors in many ways – and it is up to all of us to ensure this is done in a way that benefits workers and communities. If we do this right, transforming our energy systems and industrial base can and will create millions of good union jobs that provide a living wage, full benefits, a safe workplace and the right to collective bargaining. Particular care must be taken to support transition policies and programs for those workers and communities that depend on the fossil fuel industry. Workers in coal, oil and gas gave much – often their health – to power our country and create prosperity, and we owe them respect and fairness in this transition. A truly just transition will include wage guarantees for displaced workers, pension guarantees, health insurance benefits for their entire families and additional financial support and programs for those who choose to relocate or acquire the skills necessary for making the transition. It is true that climate change is an enormous challenge, but responding to it provide us the opportunity to rebuild many things in our society and this time, we can do it right. A bold new economic and environmental legislative and cabinet-level agenda with investments in 21st century industries and infrastructure can ensure the transition off fossil fuels will be good for the climate, good for the economy and good for workers and communities. Join us to hear from experts on the frontline of ensuring a Just Transition for workers and communities as we respond to the urgent need to reduce fossil fuels and promote safe renewable alternatives. ------------------------ WHAT: #FireDrillFriday rally & civil disobedience THIS WEEK’S THEME: Jobs, Communities, & Just Transitions Can't Wait! WHEN: Friday, December 13, 11am - 12pm ET WHERE: Southeast lawn of the US Capitol WITH: Jane Fonda, Michael Leon Guerrero, Samantha Smith, Winona LaDuke and more HOW TO PARTICIPATE REMOTELY: Spread the word on social media by following @FireDrillFriday across platforms and using the hashtag #FireDrillFriday. LEARN MORE: firedrillfridays.com/events/jobs-communities-just-transitions-cant-wait ------------------------ WHAT: #FireDrillFriday webinar teach-in THIS WEEK’S THEME: Jobs, Communities, & Just Transitions Can't Wait! WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 7pm - 8pm ET WHERE: facebook.com/firedrillfriday WITH: Jane Fonda, Michael Leon Guerrero, Samantha Smith, and more LEARN MORE: firedrillfridays.com/events/teach-in-jobs-communities-just-transitions pin United States Capitol Washington D.C. 20515 America/New_York public Climate Economic Justice #climateaction #JustTransition