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A healthy planet requires a healthy democracy & vice versa. My piece for @Sierra_Magazine

A healthy planet requires a healthy democracy & vice versa. My piece for @Sierra_Magazine

Illustration by David Plunkert It's not every day that the Sierra Club marches alongside the NAACP and the AFL-CIO. On April 18, Club leaders, along with trade unionists and civil rights organizers, were arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, marking only the second time in the Sierra Club's 124-year history that the organization had engaged in civil disobedience. The target of the protest wasn't a pipeline to defeat or a wilderness to defend. The 5,000 people marching on Capitol Hill were calling on Congress to protect voting rights and to reduce the influence of corporate money in the political system. Many Sierra Club members carried signs that read "Protect Our Democracy, Protect Our Environment." "In this organization's history, we've learned that in order to protect our environment—our clean air, clean water, and wild places—we must have a fully functioning democ...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2016-5-september-october...

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