People Vs. Fossil Fuels: Biden’s Test
Freedom Plaza, United States
From October 11 to 15, thousands of people will take action at the White House, participate in civil disobedience, and demand that President Biden end the fossil fuel era.
President Biden has a choice to make: Will he side with the people or a handful of fossil fuel executives? It’s a test with results that will determine the future of our planet and the wellbeing of future generations that will inhabit it. We are putting our bodies on the line to ensure President Biden passes this crucial test.
As we face the worsening climate emergency, frontline communities have been fighting the fossil fuel projects which threaten their health and homes for generations. While our government has largely ignored their demands, climate chaos has intensified across the globe. The Glasgow UN climate summit in November is the “last, best chance” for our government to change course and ensure a just, renewable energy future for all of us.
From October 11-15, we will gather in DC for the largest civil disobedience action in decades, demanding President Biden use his executive authority to hasten the end of the era of fossil fuels.
Actions will take place every day between October 11 and 15, starting at 8am at Freedom Plaza. A light breakfast and coffee will be available for action participants starting at 7am.
Action Prep Trainings will be held each evening starting October 10 at Freedom Plaza. Song/chant trainings will be held each evening at 4pm. After song training, dinner will be available for action participants starting at 5pm. Then, from 6pm – 8pm, a required training including tactical, legal, & policy demand training will be held.
- Monday, October 11th: Indigenous Peoples Day.
- Tuesday, October 12: Fossil fuels are driving the climate crisis.
- Wednesday, October 13: Climate chaos is happening now.
- Thursday, October 14: We need real solutions, not false promises. Only phasing out fossil fuels will deliver climate and environmental justice. We cannot rely on technologies like carbon capture and storage, carbon offsets, or nuclear energy.
- Friday, October 15: We did not vote for fossil fuels. (Youth-led action.)