Extreme weather hurts older Californians. That’s started a wave of climate activism
The Sacramento Bee, BY ZACHARY FLETCHER SPECIAL TO THE BEE, JULY 24, 2021 05:00 AM,
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‘EVERYBODY IN THIS GROUP HAS SOME HISTORY OF ACTIVISM’
On a Thursday afternoon in early June, 22 people logged onto Zoom for a monthly meeting about California’s climate issues. Todd Weber from San Jose sat in his home office. Bill Murphy from Mountain View leaned against a couch, and Linda Lewin from San Francisco logged on as she was finishing up her lunch.
They are all members of Elders Climate Action, the environmental branch of the Elders Action Network, which has been organizing older adults around environmental and social justice causes since 2014. EAN founder John Sorensen thought it possible for a movement of elders to transform American society. Others believed that too, and EAN chapters opened in 13 states plus Washington, D.C. California is the only state with multiple chapters (Northern and Southern) and has the most registered members.