In an interview with the New York Times, actress-activist Jane Fonda said she is supporting Joe Biden for president because “you can push him” further left on issues like the environment. She wants fossil fuel emissions to be cut in half by 2030 and is planning on using “civil disobedience” to pressure people like Joe Biden to get on board with the agenda.
“My attitude is, Look, I’d rather push a moderate than fight a fascist,” Fonda told the Times as part of the promotion for her new book on climate activism, What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action.
“You can push [Biden]. He’s already moved very far on climate. We have to cut fossil fuel emissions in half by 2030 and that’s going to be hard for him and we have to make them do it but we can. This is where civil disobedience comes in.”
Fonda added that she tried get Ivanka Trump onboard with her climate activism. “I told her my idea and she laughed and I never heard from her again.”