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May 3, 2023 / People

Jane Fonda on Why at 85 She’s the Happiest She’s Ever Been: ‘Life Gets Better with Age’

“I love this planet and want to do everything I can to protect it. I get really depressed because I read the science and I know what’s happening and it’s urgent and it could become catastrophic. It’s just inconceivable to me to not do everything that I can.”

February 23, 2023 / Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace

Fire Drill Fridays Founder, Jane Fonda, Speaks with Chris Wallace

Jane discusses her life as an activist, including the past three years of Fire Drill Fridays and why she’s eager to head to the frontlines of the climate crisis — Texas and Louisiana — in 2023.

February 22, 2023 / AP News

Jane Fonda Campaigns to Save ‘Our Brethren in the Ocean’

“For almost four years, Fonda said, she has been working with Greenpeace USA, and she came to New York to deliver 5.5 million signatures from people in 157 countries demanding a strong Global Ocean Treaty to Rena Lee, president of the U.N. negotiations. A key aim for the treaty is to turn 30% of the world’s oceans into marine sanctuaries by 2030 where fishing is banned.”

February 22, 2023 / USA Today

Jane Fonda Urges Protection of Marine Life, Ocean: ‘We’re pooping in our kennel’

Actress and activist Jane Fonda is campaigning for a treaty to save marine creatures that are hunted for food including sharks, swordfish, octopus and tuna, saying they feel joy, feel sadness when they lose their offspring, and “are our brethren in the ocean.”

February 13, 2023 / Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

Fire Drill Fridays Founder, Jane Fonda, Speaks with Conan O’Brien

Jane sits down with Conan to discuss all the ways in which the world has changed around us since she was growing up, connecting with her father Henry Fonda and how his films influenced her activism, touring Appalachia with Dolly Parton, and more.

February 1, 2023 / Call Her Daddy

Jane Fonda: The GOAT

Alex Cooper welcomes Fire Drill Fridays Founder, Jane Fonda, to her Call Her Daddy podcast to discuss why young people should learn & care about the climate crisis and how they can make real, lasting change in their communities.

January 27, 2023 / The Hollywood Reporter

Jane Fonda on Cancer Battle, Privilege and Coming Into Her Own at 85

“On tackling existential threats to the planet through conversation, collaboration, and civil disobedience, Fire Drill Fridays Founder, Jane Fonda, shares, ‘People who had never been to a rally before, much less engaged in civil disobedience … told me that it changed them. That’s what we [are] trying to do, to turn concerned people into activists.'”

January 19, 2023 / Jimmy Kimmel Live

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field on Sex, Friendship and Meeting Tom Brady

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field talk about how they all met, Sally not liking when Rita talks about sex, working together on the movie 80 for Brady, acting with Tom Brady, being arrested at various climate change protests, and Rita being friends Marshawn Lynch and Ludacris.

December 15, 2022 / Variety

Jane Fonda Says She’s in Remission From Cancer: ‘I Am Feeling So Blessed’

“… I went to D.C. for the first live, in-person Fire Drill Fridays rally. Thank heavens for that because it was a busy week. Besides the rally, I did some lobbying and spoke twice at the Democracy Alliance all in an effort to stop Senator Joe Manchin’s side deal which climate activists call the Dirty Deal. This deal, called ‘permitting reform,’ seeks to fast track fossil fuel projects, does great harm to bedrock environmental protections and curtails the public‘s ability to have input, basically throwing marginalized communities disproportionately burdened by fossil fuel pollution under the bus.”

December 3, 2022 / The Washington Post

Fonda retakes the Hill: ‘Cancer is scary, but the climate crisis is scarier’

In-person Fire Drill Fridays were put on hold during the height of the coronavirus pandemic and delayed further when Jane Fonda was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma this summer. She has mostly sailed through her chemotherapy treatments, although she admits the last one was hard. “It took a couple of weeks to recover,” she says. But she literally laughs off a disease that she insists won’t stop her from doing what she cares about most. “Cancer is scary, but the climate crisis is scarier,” she says flatly.

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