See you tomorrow
It’s already been a very exciting week here in DC — we’ve had a historic day of civil disobedience, followed by powerful testimony on Capitol Hill, but by far the biggest event is tomorrow. It’s starting to build already — I’ve been seeing tweets and emails about buses that are on the road even now from the farthest points of the country.
This is about letting our leaders know that there’s no room for half measures or empty rhetoric anymore, but it’s just as much about a chance to see our big, diverse, beautiful movement standing together.
People who have been on the front lines of a hundred different crucial fights around the country are coming together to speak with one voice, and we will be demonstrating that there really is a movement around climate change in this country — a big, active, determined one.
You may be reading this on one of those buses that’s already rolling, or with friends making signs preparing for the big day, or perhaps you’re one of the folks who made it here to DC early — but two things are sure: that we are all in this together, and that we will look beautiful doing it.
All of the details of the day have been skillfully worked out by the organizing team here, all you need to do is dress warm, wear plenty of layers, and bring a voice to shout with. We’re going to make ourselves heard.
P.S. – There are also a bunch of meetups, trainings and concerts being organized before and after the big event — you can find a list of most of them here: action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=forwardonclimate_dcevents
- Eco-zealot RFK Jr. handcuffs himself to White House gate for ‘civil disobedience’ (twitchy.com)
- Activists Plan White House Civil Disobedience to Pressure Obama on Climate (commondreams.org)
- Why the Sierra Club Lifted Its Ban on Civil Disobedience to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline | Alternet (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- Today We Take Part in Civil Disobedience for the Climate (sierraclub.typepad.com)
- Melting Barriers on February 17th (melanielynngriffin.wordpress.com)
- Civil disobedience and the Keystone to change (politicsoutdoors.com)
- “Resurgence of grassroot activism” inspires Sierra Club leaders to adopt civil disobedience tactics (coolrevolution.net)
- Climate Change and Civil Disobedience (scienceblogs.com)
- Sierra Club Lifts 120-Year Ban on Civil Disobedience to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline (billmoyers.com)
- On Civil Disobedience, XL Pipeline and the Sierra Club (counterpunch.org)