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Vancouver grandmother travels to D.C. for climate protest

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Central Vancouver: Jeanine Cogan, from left, Vancouver resident Lynn Osborn, Joann Martin, Jane Fonda and Kitty Westin at a march in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about climate change.
Central Vancouver: Jeanine Cogan, from left, Vancouver resident Lynn Osborn, Joann Martin, Jane Fonda and Kitty Westin at a march in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about climate change. Photo Gallery

Central Vancouver — Lynn Osborn, 69, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to join Jane Fonda and another 800 or so protesters in a “Fire Drill Friday” march to raise awareness about the threat of climate change.

Fonda has been hosting about 20 weekly drills since October where activists protest on the steps of the Capitol and urge Congress to pass Green New Deal legislation to help halt deforestation, mining on indigenous lands and subsidies for industrial agriculture.

Osborn was there when the protest was planning to move to Franklin Park near the financial district, where organizers planned to engage in a civil disobedience against financial institutions. A heavy law enforcement presence made it so protesters couldn’t enter the financial institutions, however.

Joining Osborn were two other women, including psychologist Kitty Westin, who became friends with Fonda through the actress’ efforts to help people deal with eating disorders. Westin introduced Osborn to Fonda. Also joining the march Friday were actors Kyra Sedgwick, Maura Tierney and several religious leaders.

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