Fire Drill Fridays: Health Can't Wait!

Civic DC • 8 December 2019
Event date 20 Dec '19 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event location United States Capitol • 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 11 of Fire Drill Friday is all about OUR HEALTH. Here’s why:

Climate change is a public health emergency which undermines public health in many ways. It puts more U.S. residents – including millions of workers - at risk from extreme heat. It lowers air and water quality, both of which are essential for good health. Climate change reduces access to healthy, reliable food supplies and increases food insecurity. And rising temperatures due to climate change is exposing more people to ticks and mosquitoes that transmit viruses such as Lymes or Zika, West Nile, and dengue. And, as with other threats from climate change, the most vulnerable communities are disproportionately impacted. Climate change is especially hitting indigenous communities hard, in part due to the loss of traditional foods and practices, and in some cases, the mental stress from permanent community displacement.

Health professionals around the world are standing up and calling for action. In the US, over 100 U.S. health and medical organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Public Health Association have signed a “Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity” which demands, among other things, a transition to clean renewable energy. We need to stand with these health professionals and demand that our leaders take urgent and transformational action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the health and safety of all our communities, and our global neighbors.

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WHAT: #FireDrillFriday rally & civil disobedience

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Health Care Can't Wait!

WHEN: Friday, December 20, 11am - 12pm ET

WHERE: Southeast lawn of the US Capitol

WITH: Jane Fonda, Rev Barber, Ai-jen Poo, Dolores Huerta, Laura Seydel, Gina McCarthy, Eve Ensler, Heather Toney (Moms Clean Air Force), Patrisse Cullors, Roshi Joan Halifax 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/our-health-cant-wait

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WHAT: #FireDrillFriday webinar teach-in

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Health Care Can't Wait!

WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 7pm - 8pm ET

WHERE: facebook.com/firedrillfriday

WITH: Jane Fonda, Sandra Steingraber, Katharine Hayhoe, Heather Toney (Moms Clean Air Force), and more

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4 weeks agoAdd to Calender 2019-12-20 16:00:00 2019-12-20 16:00:00 Fire Drill Fridays: Health Can't Wait! 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 11 of Fire Drill Friday is all about OUR HEALTH. Here’s why: Climate change is a public health emergency which undermines public health in many ways. It puts more U.S. residents – including millions of workers - at risk from extreme heat. It lowers air and water quality, both of which are essential for good health. Climate change reduces access to healthy, reliable food supplies and increases food insecurity. And rising temperatures due to climate change is exposing more people to ticks and mosquitoes that transmit viruses such as Lymes or Zika, West Nile, and dengue. And, as with other threats from climate change, the most vulnerable communities are disproportionately impacted. Climate change is especially hitting indigenous communities hard, in part due to the loss of traditional foods and practices, and in some cases, the mental stress from permanent community displacement. Health professionals around the world are standing up and calling for action. In the US, over 100 U.S. health and medical organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Public Health Association have signed a “Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity” which demands, among other things, a transition to clean renewable energy. We need to stand with these health professionals and demand that our leaders take urgent and transformational action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the health and safety of all our communities, and our global neighbors. ------------------------ WHAT: #FireDrillFriday rally & civil disobedience THIS WEEK’S THEME: Health Care Can't Wait! WHEN: Friday, December 20, 11am - 12pm ET WHERE: Southeast lawn of the US Capitol WITH: Jane Fonda, Rev Barber, Ai-jen Poo, Dolores Huerta, Laura Seydel, Gina McCarthy, Eve Ensler, Heather Toney (Moms Clean Air Force), Patrisse Cullors, Roshi Joan Halifax 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/our-health-cant-wait ------------------------ WHAT: #FireDrillFriday webinar teach-in THIS WEEK’S THEME: Health Care Can't Wait! WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 7pm - 8pm ET WHERE: facebook.com/firedrillfriday WITH: Jane Fonda, Sandra Steingraber, Katharine Hayhoe, Heather Toney (Moms Clean Air Force), and more United States Capitol America/New_York public Climate Health Care #climateaction #FireDrillFriday