Actor and Activist, Jane Fonda, is taking Fire Drill Fridays and Greenpeace USA to the frontlines of the climate crisis. Starting this spring in the Permian Basin and Gulf Coast, home to the biggest climate bomb in the United States, Jane will be on the ground in Louisiana and Texas.
Before she sets off, Jane speaks with key leaders from the region — Labor Organizer and Author, Saket Soni, and Earthworks Texas Lead Organizer, Miguel Escoto — and shares details on how everyone can follow along and take action.
Learn more about Fire Drill Friday and take action at: https://firedrillfridays.com.
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About our guests:
Saket Soni is a labor organizer and the author of The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America. He is the founder and director of Resilience Force, a national nonprofit that advocates for the rising workforce that rebuilds after climate disasters. Saket was profiled as an “architect of the next labor movement” in USA Today and named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business for 2022. His work was the subject of a major New Yorker feature story, and he has testified before Congress and at the United Nations.
Miguel Escoto is a youth climate activist based in the West Texas border community of El Paso. As Texas Lead Organizer at the non-profit organization Earthworks, Miguel documents pollution and conducts fieldwork and organizes at the Permian Basin oil fields. You can see his work on the YouTube channel “Texas Methane Hunters.” As a volunteer organizer at Sunrise Movement El Paso, Miguel helps run the local Green New Deal campaigns to transition his hometown away from fossil fuels.
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