Jane Fonda is putting her money where her mouth is regarding climate change. The eighty-one year old actress moved to DC this fall so she could protest every Friday and have her voice heard on the issue. And, she didn’t give a rat’s a** if she got arrested. In fact, she expected it, arguably hoped for it so that Washington would wake up and listen. So far, Fonda has been arrested four times while banking on her celebrity status to bring a needed sense of urgency about the climate crisis.
One thing Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays did bring out were other celebrities. As of this writing, Ted Danson, Sam Waterston, Amber Valetta, Diane Lane, Robert Kennedy, Jr. Catherine Keener, Rosanna Arquette, Piper Perabo, and Marg Helegenberger are some of Fonda’s famous friends who have joined her and gotten arrested while trying to bring attention to the issue. On a fun note, Ben & Jerry’s provided free ice cream at one of the protests. Washington, you listening?