Martin Sheen, Paul Hawken, James Hansen and others invite citizens to stand with them against coal

Make history March 2, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Be part of the largest mass civil disobedience for the climate in U.S. history.

You know there is a climate crisis. You know we have to solve it. It’s time to take our action to the next level.

With a new administration and a new Congress, we have a window of opportunity. But we have to open it — together.

On March 2, join thousands of people in a multi-generational act of civil disobedience at the Capitol Power Plant — a plant that powers Congress with dirty energy and symbolizes a past that cannot be our future. Let’s use this as a rallying cry for a clean energy economy that will protect the health of our families, our climate, and our future.

This will be a peaceful demonstration, carried out in a spirit of hope and not rancor. We will be there in our dress clothes, and ask the same of you.

It’s time to take a stand on global warming. We can’t wait any longer for the changes we KNOW we can, and must, make today.

Action details

The initial rally for the Capitol Climate Action will meet on March 2nd at 1:00pm in Spirit of Justice Park (C St. SW and Capitol St SE, two blocks west of Capitol South Metro — view map). We’ll be staging at Spirit of Justice Park for a brief rally, then moving towards the Capitol Power Plant facility. We expect thousands of people to participate, with large numbers risking arrest in a peaceful act of civil disobedience. Many more will choose not to engage in civil disobedience, and will be part of the overall event and rally.

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In Loving Memory – Peter De Mott | January 6, 1947 – February 19, 2009

Peter DeMott with daughter Kate, May 1996

Peter DeMott with daughter Kate, May 1996

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news of the death of our dear brother Peter DeMott.  Peter past away this evening after an accident falling from a tree.  We invite the community to wait for an email as to when services will be held.  Please hold Ellen and their beautiful daughters in your thoughts and prayers.  We thank the Jonah House Community, in Baltimore, for their loving note below. The Grady and DeMott Family

Mary Anne Grady Flores

Ithaca Catholic Workers


How do we say it? How can we begin to absorb, much less communicate, the news we have to share? Peter de Mott did not make it through surgery.  He died – as best we can understand it – in surgery this evening.

Peter, well named “the rock”, is gone from us. A rock, an anchor? Both! And then some. We reach out in grief to Ellen, to their stunning daughters, to all the Gradys, to the whole Ithaca community, to the DeMott family that has endured so very much.  He was there for all of us.

Lets hold Peter’s family within the circle of our love. And let us hold one another in love and compassion. Maybe it’s the best way to hold Peter among us. How will we make it without him?

Love from us all at Jonah House


Dear Friends,

As we grieve the loss of our beloved friend and peacemaker, Peter J.DeMott, we take great inspiration from his steadfast commitment to Gospel peacemaking and nonviolence. The excerpt from an article that Peter wrote was read today at the  “100 Days Campaign to Close Guantanamo” White House vigil.
Peter Demott, father and laborer, pray for us.
Peter DeMott, peacemaker and faithful follower of Jesus, pray for us.
Peter DeMott—Presente!!!

With deep love and gratitude,
Art Laffin, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker

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