Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette, Catherine Keener arrested at climate change protest: 'Women bear the brunt'

Jane Fonda was at the forefront of another climate strike as she hosted a fourth “Fire Drill Friday” outside of the Capitol Building before getting arrested for the fourth consecutive week.

The 81-year-old actress was joined by fellow actors Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener to specifically address the burden that women carry when it comes to climate change and their role in fighting for the Green New Deal. According to Washington Post reporter Hannah Jewell, the group that gathered outside of the capitol was the largest of Fonda’s Fire Drills to date. And after listening to speeches and a performance by fellow activists and artists, the protesters made their way into the Hart Senate office building to participate in civil disobedience, which led to arrests.

Arquette and Keener were put in plastic handcuffs soon after arrests began. Fonda was then arrested for the fourth time while protesters cheered.

“Efforts to turn back climate change can be exponentially enhanced if the needs and priorities of women were addressed,” Fonda said in a press release on Friday. “This is why the Green New Deal calls for inclusive representation of women in political and economic decision making around environmental and climate policies. Women bear the brunt and women hold many of the solutions to the climate crisis.”

Photos from the day’s protest were posted to the Fire Drill Fridays Twitter account. “Climate change is a women’s issue!” the tweet reads. “Around the world, women and girls are leading climate solutions.”

Representatives from the Women’s March were also present.

Fonda plans to get arrested every Friday until she’s set to begin filming the final season of her Netflix show Grace and Frankie. This week’s arrest was the fourth of her planned 14.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Jane Fonda and Ted Danson speak during "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 25: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested by U.S. Capitol Police along with Ted Danson and other climate activists after blocking 1st Street in front of the Capitol on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. The weekly Friday protest calls for action on the Green New Deal. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Ted Danson is arrested during the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC . Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Jane Fonda speaks during "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Jane Fonda speaks during "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Ted Danson and Jane Fonda partecipate in "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested during the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC . Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested during the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC . Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Jane Fonda speaks during "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested during the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC . Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested during the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC . Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested during the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC . Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested during the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC . Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Ted Danson speaks during "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested for blocking a street in front of the U.S. Capitol during a “Fire Drill Fridays” climate change protest and rally on Capitol Hill, October 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Protesters are demanding urgent action on adapting the Green New Deal, clean, renewable energy, and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested for blocking a street in front of the U.S. Capitol during a “Fire Drill Fridays” climate change protest and rally on Capitol Hill, October 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Protesters are demanding urgent action on adapting the Green New Deal, clean, renewable energy, and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested for blocking a street in front of the U.S. Capitol during a “Fire Drill Fridays” climate change protest and rally on Capitol Hill, October 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Protesters are demanding urgent action on adapting the Green New Deal, clean, renewable energy, and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actors Jane Fonda and Ted Danson are arrested during the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC . Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Ted Danson is arrested during the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC . Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested for blocking a street in front of the U.S. Capitol during a “Fire Drill Fridays” climate change protest and rally on Capitol Hill, October 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Protesters are demanding urgent action on adapting the Green New Deal, clean, renewable energy, and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18: Actress Jane Fonda participates in a protest in front of the U.S. Capitol during a “Fire Drill Fridays” climate change protest and rally on Capitol Hill, October 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Protesters are demanding urgent action on adapting the Green New Deal, clean, renewable energy, and an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and drilling. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Ted Danson partecipates in the "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actor Ted Danson demonstrates during "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Actors Ted Danson and Jane Fonda demonstrate during "Fire Drill Friday" Climate Change Protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand Immediate Action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 25: Actress Jane Fonda is arrested by U.S. Capitol Police along with Ted Danson and other climate activists after blocking 1st Street in front of the Capitol on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. The weekly Friday protest calls for action on the Green New Deal. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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