Climate Defiance shut down another Gina Raimondo fundraiser

In an absolutely courageous display of disobedience, the group began by interrupting Gina Raimondo during her speech. US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo threatened them with removal, but in the end, the room was cleared - and Defiance remained. Gina Raimondo’s bank recently insured a $400,000,000 gas plan.

The Secretary of Commerce is an officer of the Export Import Bank. This bank just approved a massive plan to allow the gas conglomerate Trafigura to scale up its fossil fuel operations. Trafigura just posted $5,500,000,000 in profits in the last six months.

Gina advertised this event as a “Fireside Chat” for the “Youth Future” but given her policy of climate destruction, her future plans should be in the fire, and not beside it. Previously, Gina was asked if she’d stop taking fossil fuel cash. “No” she replied cheerily.

This is the same public official who had 3 members of Climate Defiance locked up for 36 hours less than a week ago. Climate Defiance are not deterred and promise to continue their campaign of holding Washington accountable. 

In Solidarity, Will Regan

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Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.