Bail Out the People, Not the Polluters-#ShutDownDC Organizing Call



Join us for our next organizing call on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 pm (note the new time!)

The call will be one hour and it will be interactive so please join via the Zoom app if you can! We’re making big plans so everyone’s ideas, experiences and energy are welcome. We’ll share experiences from mutual aid work and online campaigning over the past few weeks, hear updates about what’s already in the works and explore what we can do in this unprecedented time to stand up for solutions that put people and the planet before profits!


Across the country schools are closed, millions of people are out of work and tens of thousands of people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. And while healthcare workers struggle to provide care without adequate equipment or staffing and millions of laid off workers worry about how to make ends meet the big polluters and greedy corporations are looking for ways to profit off of this crisis.


Companies and lobbyists are lining up to fill their pockets with giveaways and lucrative contracts (while complaining that some laid off workers might get a few extra bucks). And at the same time they’re expanding their attacks on our communities. Companies like Amazon are forcing workers to work in unsafe conditions without proper equipment. Big landlords are fighting back against common sense calls for a city-wide rent freeze. And just last week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and feeder pipeline.


In this time of crisis, we need to bail out the people, not the polluters! And that’s why bold direct action is needed now, more than ever. From Earth Day to May Day -- and before and after! -- we are going to disrupt business as usual and lift up possibilities for a more just and sustainable future.


April 22-24 Earth Day Live -- Strike, Divest, Vote

Starting on Earth Day (April 22) young people are leading the way with 72 hours of online action -- teach-ins, musical performance, call-ins, divestment, and more!


April 27-May 1: Shut Down Business as Usual!

Throughout the week of April 27th we’ll shut down business as usual with disruptive actions each day -- online AND in person (safely). The week will culminate with a collective action that ties together all of our struggles on May 1. Each day of the week will focus on a theme to highlight the ways that the climate crisis threatens our communities and lifts up our opportunities to build resilient alternatives.


We’ll also lift up local and national demands for a just response to the COVID-19 pandemic, confront the policy makers and corporations that are putting our communities at risk and support the mutual aid projects that are keeping us safe as the institutions around us fail.

  • Monday, April 27 - Climate Justice Right Here Right Now: Lifting up local struggles for justice

  • Tuesday, April 28 - Green New Deal

  • Wednesday, April 29 - Hold the Corporations Accountable

  • Thursday, April 30 - Front Line Communities Leading the Fight: Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground

  • Friday, May 1 - All Out for May Day!


Ready to make this happen? Join us for a one-hour organizing call on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 pm (note the new time!). The call will be interactive so please join via the Zoom app if you can! We’re making big plans so everyone’s ideas, experiences and energy are welcome.




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