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Jane Fonda Leads Army of Celebrities in Climate Change Protest

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By Natalie Hunter

Climate change has been a hot button topic in politics for a while. While many people hit the shopping malls, Jane Fonda and her army hit the streets to protest in honor of AOC's Green New Deal.

According to, Entertainment Weekly, she was joined by her on-screen grandson, Ian Armitage. Armitage is currently the star of CBS' 'Young Sheldon.' Jane Fonda was also joined by her actual grandchildren, Malcolm and Viva.

Ian Armitage announced their arrival tweeting, "Here we are! @Janefonda @FireDrillFriday."

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The protest was organized by Fire Drill Fridays. Jane Fonda started the organization in response to Greta Thumberg's "Our house is on fire" speech.

"Our climate is in crisis. Scientists are shouting an urgent warning: we have little more than a decade to take bold, ambitious action to transition our economy off of fossil fuels and onto clean, renewable energy," Fonda explains on Fire Drill Friday's site as its initiative to advocate for climate change and support a Green New Deal.

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"We need a Green New Deal to mobilize our government and every sector of the economy to tackle the overlapping crises of climate change, inequality, and structural racism at the scale and speed our communities require. We need and deserve a world beyond fossil fuels while creating millions of family-sustaining, union jobs, and prioritizing justice and equity for working people and communities of color on the frontlines of climate disaster and fossil fuel exploitation, so the clean energy transformation leaves nobody behind."

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Fonda has moved to Washington DC and dedicated her Fridays to protesting with Fire Drill Fridays.

"We are marching over to the US Capitol steps to put our bodies on the line for food justice, agriculture, a green new deal, and no new fossil fuels #FireDrillFriday," the account tweeted the day of the protest.

"Taking action can be a family affair this holiday season! @Janefonda is joined by her grandchildren Malcolm and Viva and her screen grandchild @IainLoveTheatre! #FireDrillFriday, " the account tweeted to show their supporters.

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Comedian Paul Scheer attended the protest with his wife June Diane Raphel.

"Thank you, @paulscheer for fighting the fight of our lifetime and putting your body on the line at the US Capitol #FireDrillFriday," Fire Drill Fridays tweeted.

According to Entertainment Weekly, numerous celebrities were arrested during the protest including Jane Fonda, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphel, Marg Helgenberger, Diane Lane, Piper Perabo, Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, and Catherine Keener. A total of 38 people were arrested. Fonda has been arrested 4 times in total for these protests.

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