We had a great time launching Join the Pack with Earthjustice with an evening full of wolves, art and howling! Around 200 people came out to see the new collection of wolf designs on easels, the walls around the cavernous venue and on screens that displayed both work and a live social media feed of #jointhepack.
Earthjustice also setup a "Howling Station" that encouraged attendees to record an ice-bucket-style challenge to help save the wolves ending in a howl and a share, all in exchange for a free t-shirt that EJ representatives were sporting.
Representatives from their DC office spoke about the continual fight in Congress to maintain the protections put in place by the Endangered Species Act and we listened to Wolf-themed music all night. You can read more about the event on Earthjustice's blog post and in this SF Weekly story!
Our Green New Deal campaign premiered on March 14, 2019 in Washington D.C., at Bold V. Old, a daylong convening where speakers including Stacey Abrams, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris discussed bold ideas for our biggest problems, including the Green New Deal. On March 16 In Oakland, CA, Creative Action Network joined artists and activists at the Green New Deal Create-A-Thon, where youth artists from the Sunrise Movement and others worked on new designs for the collection. Youth activist Rio says that after seeing videos of Greta Thunberg leading student climate strikes in Europe, “me and my sister were empowered to make some sort of difference.” Rio and his sister Maddy recently rose to internet stardom when their student group confronted Senator Feinstein about the Green New Deal a few weeks ago. Maddy says she is now “trying to make my voice be more heard, go to marches, and more creative stuff, definitely!”