Our first priority today is to amplify the call to end white supremacy. The calculated violence, terror and gaslighting of the white nationalist movement must be addressed. We can’t tolerate collusion with this ideology from our politicians and public figures. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with the victims of the racial violence in Buffalo. For those who may be interested, here is a call for white people to mourn and organize together through Standing Up for Racial Justice.
We are reflecting in these weeks about the leaked Supreme Court Opinion which would overturn Roe vs. Wade — the personal toll of that decision, its impact on our loved ones, our communities, and on the climate movement. Co-Leader and Director of Narrative Strategy, AriDy Nox, shared their thoughts on the intersection between the struggle for reproductive rights and the fight for a safe climate on our blog. Here’s an excerpt:
“It is unethical to demand that child-bearing people give birth whilst also refusing to create a world that is habitable to the children they would give birth to. It is unethical to strip people of what little federal protection they have to obtain an abortion. It is doubly unethical to do so while refusing to pass any credible climate legislation while the Earth is made increasingly uninhabitable in the interests of corporate profit. People have the right to decide what to do with their bodies. And on a planet our governments are allowing to burn (and in many cases literally fueling the fire) it is not only immoral but absurd to try to strip people of that fundamental right.”
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Climate Mobilization News
Members of the Housing and Climate Justice for Acton group, whose work we support with staff organizing capacity, are advocating for electric vehicle charging stations in condo and apartment buildings in Acton. This work is critical to getting access to vehicle charging for renters, who need overnight charging capability but cannot install charging stations on their own. Check out their pitch on local TV!
Congratulations to Organizers with Climate Mobilization Network Member XR San Francisco for their action at Wells Fargo Bank shareholders meeting! Activists are calling for an end to funding fossil fuel projects, which would lock us into dangerous emissions for years to come.
Earlier this month organizers from Sunrise Sonoma County Hub and Sonoma County Climate Mobilization, supported by our central staff, held a Transit Justice Rally, calling for public transportation that serves working people, lowering carbon emissions and creating safe, reliable and affordable public transit for all.
Many of you know long-time TCM organizer, Rebecca Harris. For those that don’t: Co-Leader and Director of Organizing, Rebecca Harris is part of the co-leadership team at The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project, and leads our organizing efforts in Acton, MA. Along with a history of social movement organizing, Rebecca has worked as a journalist covering equity in Chicago public schools. Rebecca lives in Chicago and is a 2017 graduate of the Reframe Mentorship in strategic communications and a 2019 participant in the Anne Braden Organizer Training Program.
Fossil fuel companies are putting profit over a livable planet, with business-as-usual plans that will lock the earth into climate destruction. Governments must intervene to keep these corporations from initiating extraction projects that would emit enough greenhouse gas to barrel through every climate tipping point.
The Department of Justice is announcing the creation of an Office of Environmental Justice to take on polluting companies, particularly those who target Black, brown and indigenous communities, historically disproportionately harmed by contaminated air and water.
Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a bill last week to give a tax credit to manufacturers of high-efficiency heat pumps. This move could boost production of heat pumps, an essential part of electrifying homes and buildings.
The Biden Administration will halt the sale of oil and gas drilling leases — one in Alaska and two in the Gulf of Mexico — covering over a million acres.
The news this Spring has felt overwhelming at times, with many of us fighting overwhelm and hopelessness. Here are some helpful ideas for steadying ourselves when the world feels like too much.
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