Declare Emergency Supporter Takes Plea

   In August, Declare Emergency supporter, Anastasia Rogers, 31, a spokesperson for Declare Emergency, joined actions in the streets of Washington DC, resulting in two arrests. One of these arrests they joined editor-in-chief, Will Regan, as he glued himself to the road. Today they stood in court to bravely defend herself. Because a fair trial, with jury, is not allowed in cases of misdemeanor, Anastasia felt compelled to take a guilty plea in exchanged for dropped charges, and a deferred sentencing. 

   Anastasia Rogers said after taking her plea, "The court system is not designed to protect us. Today I felt forced into taking a plea deal because of lack of other options. We are told we have the right to a trial with a jury of our peers but in DC thats not the case. I still stand by that I am not guilty of any crime or doing anything wrong. However, without a Jury my case would unlikely be fair. I accepted the deal in order to focus my time on continual activism as opposed to being preoccupied with legal system obligations that have consumed much of my head space and physical time over the last 2 months. 

   The actions I took on both August 21st and August 23rd were necessary actions to sound the alarm about our genocidal government refusing to act on the climate crisis that is killing humans and animals across the world. We're in the middle of the 6th mass species extinction with about 150 species of plants and animals going extinct every day. Humans across the world are forced to leave their homes due to the devastating effects of climate change or risk dying in a now unsustainable land. What we are doing in the United States effects everybody. We must act now to protect our planets atmosphere, oceans, animals, and land. I believe that God put us here to protect each other and the beauty around us. What's in the past unfortunately is not reversible and we have already ruined so much over the last few generations that the absolute least we could do, and what we must do, is stop further destruction. It may already be too late. 
   Joe Biden must declare a climate emergency. We must divest from both animal agriculture and fossil fuels. We must act not even now but years ago. I will not sit by while people suffer. We need to all rise up and demand that our elected officials do their job and put people over profit."

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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.