Jean Altomare

Jean Altomare is a State Park Ranger in North Dakota. A recent graduate of Unity College in Maine, she was on the 350.org Solar Road Trip last fall, and is now ready to fight full-time for a livable future. Her community is already under seige from the gas industry, but she’s still taking the time to come to DC to join the action against Keystone XL. To join Jean in the largest act of civil disobedience in the history of the climate movement, click here.

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 8:43am
'This Is What Love Looks Like': Why I'm Going to DC to Stop Dirty Oil
I decided to join the action against the tar sands after realizing that my friends weren’t. I found out about this action through Facebook, or maybe email, but eventually it was surrounding me on the internet and I didn’t know anyone who was actually doing anything about it. I started wondering how feasible it would be for me to go out to DC and do this myself. Not very, I figured, especially considering the cost of a ticket, and the lodging, and the fact that I work in a very busy park.
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