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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.

December 1, 2022 / We Can Do Hard Things


Jane Fonda speaks with Glennon Doyle about ways to get involved in the fight to defend the environment and offers an invitation to march on December 2, 2022.

December 1, 2022 / The Hollywood Reporter

Jane Fonda on Her Return to Washington and What the Midterms Mean for Environmental Activists

“We want to pull together people who need to say, ‘This is what the midterm elections have meant to the climate. This is what the climate movement needs to look like going forward. These are the actions we need to take.’ It’s not going to have civil disobedience the way it did in 2019. We just thought it was just too hard to do all that given [what happened on] Jan. 6 [2021], but we’re going to have a New Orleans brass band and a lot of celebrities and some wonderful speakers.” – Jane Fonda

November 30, 2022 / The Hill

Jane Fonda opens up on the return of ‘Fire Drill Fridays,’ Trump and Biden 2024

Jane Fonda said with a Democratic president in office and a majority in the Senate, like-minded supporters must “demand” that President Biden declare a climate emergency. “When he does that, all kinds of mechanisms become available to him, including Pentagon money that you can use for green technology going forward, including banning export of U.S. crude oil, for example, which would be very important, and stopping fossil fuel subsidies that taxpayers pay $20 billion every year for this stuff that’s killing us.”

November 10, 2022 / US Weekly

Celebrities Who Are Committed to Going Green: Jane Fonda, Leonardo DiCaprio and More

“There’s never been a ticking time bomb hanging over our heads. You know, this isn’t one war or one issue in one place. This is the future of the entire planet,” Jane Fonda said. “There’s a looming catastrophe that will affect all of humanity. That’s what’s different. That’s never happened before in the history of humankind.”

November 4, 2022 / Architectural Record

At Greenbuild, Jane Fonda Brings Humor to the Gravity of the Climate Crisis

Louis Virtel asked Fonda about her Fire Drill Fridays, a weekly rally on Capitol Hill that she instituted in 2019 with Greenpeace USA, where participants engage in civil disobedience to protest the government’s climate inaction. “I figured this little old lady from Hollywood shows up and gets arrested every week,” she said, “that’s going to get people noticing.”

March 22, 2021 / Mother Jones

The Ageless and Arresting Climate Activism of Jane Fonda

“You know, you don’t start out with civil disobedience. But when you’ve marched and protested and petitioned and lobbied, and the elected officials haven’t paid enough attention, the next step is civil disobedience. Because, of course, it brings attention to the issue. It raises people’s awareness of the urgency.” – Jane Fonda

January 26, 2021 / Los Angeles Times

This year’s Golden Globes will honor Jane Fonda with Cecil B. DeMille Award

“With Fire Drill Fridays, the rallies, the civil disobedience, the risking arrest appealed to a whole lot of people.” – Fire Drill Fridays Founder, Jane Fonda

September 8, 2020 / wbur

‘Because I’m Scared’: Jane Fonda’s New Book Details Her Journey To Taking Climate Action

“I think the climate movement has changed in that it’s become far more aware of climate justice, environmental justice and the need to have justice at the forefront of any solutions that we come up with,” Jane Fonda says. “Because the crisis that this country faces isn’t just a climate crisis. It’s an empathy crisis. It’s a fairness crisis. It’s a democracy crisis.”

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