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Fire Drill Friday with Jane Fonda, Randi Weingarten, Juanita Lewis, and Anthony Rogers-Wright | Greenpeace USA

The crises we face are interlocking, so our solutions must be, as well. The THRIVE Agenda — a resolution introduced in Congress with more than 100 cosponsors — is a plan to put millions of people back to work building an economy that prioritizes climate, racial, and economic justice. In this Fire Drill Friday, we’ll hear from Randi Weingarten, Juanita Lewis, and Anthony Rogers-Wright about how grassroots leaders and members of Congress worked hand in hand to build a plan that puts people and the planet before corporate profits.

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About the guests:

Juanita Lewis is currently the Hudson Valley Organizing and Training Director, for Community Voices Heard (CVH). CVH is a member-led multi-racial organization, principally women of color and low-income families in New York State that builds power to secure social, economic, and racial justice for all. Juanita develops community members into leaders that work on strategic issue based campaigns that bring the issues of low-income people to the forefront.

Selected as one of the 50 People You’ll Be Talking About in 2016, Anthony K. Rogers-Wright has over a decade of policy analysis, community organizing and outreach/advocacy experience. In 2016, he acted as a surrogate and policy advisor for the Bernie Sanders presidential, and served as a policy advisor for Senator Sanders, Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Elizabeth Warren during the 2020 presidential election season. He currently serves as the Policy Coordinator for the Climate Justice Alliance and sits on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Earth, Backbone Campaign and Center for Sustainable Economy, as well as the Advisory Board for Evergreen Action.

Randi Weingarten is President of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. The AFT is dedicated to helping Americans secure a better life, a voice at work and a stronger democracy.

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