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Jennifer K. Falcon, Indigenous Environmental Network, +1 218 760 9958, jennifer@ienearth.org

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Press Call: Indigenous & Climate Justice Activists Preview Next Week’s Major Protests at the White House

WASHINGTON -

A coalition of hundreds of Indigenous, climate, and social justice organizations are planning a major mobilization at the White House next week to push President BIden to declare a climate emergency and stop all new fossil fuel projects. 
 
The “People vs. Fossil Fuels” mobilization will involve five days of planned civil disobedience at the White House and Congress. Thousands of people have registered for the protest and hundreds are expected to risk arrest, including frontline representatives from different fossil fuel fights around the country. 
 
This Wednesday, October 6 at 3:00pm ET spokespeople for the mobilization will be holding a press call to lay out the case for why President Biden must act on fossil fuels and preview next week’s protests. 
 
Speakers:

When: Wednesday, October 6 at 3:00PM ET
Dial-in: 877-229-8493 PIN: 121002
 
Speakers will address President Biden’s failure to stop the Line 3 pipeline, respect Indigenous rights, end drilling on public lands, and protect BIPOC communities from new fossil fuel projects. They will also address the recent oil spill in California and how the administration could be using its executive authority to stop new fossil fuel development and address existing pollution. 
 
For more information on next week’s protests and the Build Back Fossil Free coalition, please visit peoplevsfossilfuels.org

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Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

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