Climate activists go to trial

[A message from Miriam Kashia regarding the upcoming Climate Justification Trial]

My Friends,

Miriam Kashia. [Photo by Michel Younadam]

We’ve had four continuances (that’s legal speak for “postponements”) of our trial for our arrest on June 11, 2019 in West Des Moines, Iowa at a GOP fundraiser, where we used non-violent direct action to raise awareness among Trump supporters about the urgency of the climate crisis.

Our trial is set for Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 pm at the Polk County Justice Center, 222 5th Ave in Des Moines, 50309. We’ll hold a press conference before the trial at 1:30.

For those from out of town, please consider carpooling to stand in solidarity with me and my four Bold Iowa fellow arrestees. Last minute updates will be posted on the Climate Justification Trial Facebook event page. You can also show your support and make a difference when you:

— Click “going” or “interested on the Facebook event page and leave a comment.

Donate to Bold Iowa to help with the costs of our trial.

The judge and prosecutor have both said this will be an important trial. The more support we gather, the greater our impact.

Women’s right to vote. Civil rights. Stopping the Vietnam War. Environmental protections. The Women’s Movement. LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. These and so many other significant social justice shifts were accomplished because ordinary citizens were willing to take to the streets, and in many cases, willing to commit civil disobedience. History tells us that this is what has turned the tide.

Again, we’d love to have you join us. If you’re coming from eastern Iowa, members of  100 Grannies for a Livable Future are discussing carpools.

A word about the Grannies: We … Educate. Advocate. Agitate. We do it all!

With gratitude for your support,

Miriam Kashia