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Actor and activist Jane Fonda to deliver address on climate change at National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Dec. 17


WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor and activist Jane Fonda will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Dec. 17 on her movement to push for political action on climate change.

Actor and activist Jane Fonda to deliver address on climate change at National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Dec. 17

Inspired by young climate activist Greta Thunberg, Fonda has held a "Fire Drill Friday" climate change protest on Capitol Hill every Friday since Oct. 11, 2019. On Thursday nights, before each protest, Fonda hosts a "teach-in" with a panel of experts.

The "Grace & Frankie" star has pledged to continue the strikes every Friday through January to demand action by political leaders to address what she called a "climate emergency."

"The climate crisis is not an isolated issue ? it involves every part of our economy and society," she wrote on the Fire Drill Friday website. "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 has drawn other celebrities to the cause, including Diane Lane, Ted Danson and Sam Waterston. Protestors, including Fonda, have been hauled away in handcuffs.

Lunch will be served in the Club's Ballroom at 12:30 p.m. Remarks begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Please click here to purchase tickets.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email reservations@press.org. Tickets must be paid for at time of purchase.

To submit a question in advance for the speaker, put FONDA in the subject line and email to president@press.org. The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

PRESS CONTACT:
Lindsay Underwood for the National Press Club; lunderwood@press.org; (202) 662-7561

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SOURCE National Press Club


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