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Sierra Club Statement on Passing of Tom Hayden

OAKLAND - Yesterday, civil rights, anti-war, and environmental activist and legislator Tom Hayden passed away.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

"Tom Hayden embodied the fight for justice on all fronts, living up to his principles and values in a way that now serves as a model for everyone engaged in the fight for a better America and a better world. If there was a struggle for equality, for climate justice, for peace, or for a stronger democracy, Tom was there and he was leading the way. He understood the links between these struggles and the need to approach them holistically. In fact, Tom understood intersectionality before there was even a word for it. Tom will be deeply missed. Our nation is better off for his service, and his legacy should serve as a foundation upon which generations of activists can build in the years to come.”

 

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The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

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