Actress and climate activist Jane Fonda has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, calling him the “climate candidate” prior to leading her latest environmental protest in Southern California.
During her demonstration, the actress decried oil and gas companies while blaming “a small bunch of white men getting really rich” for causing pollution and health problems for those who live near drilling sites.
Jane Fonda led a demonstration Friday in San Pedro and the suburb of Wilmington to protest the fossil fuel industry, demanding that companies put a stop to new drilling activity. The Hollywood star spoke to USA Today before the rally, saying that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only presidential candidate who is running to protect the environment.
“We have to get a climate president in office, and there’s only one right now, and that’s Bernie Sanders,” she told the newspaper. “So, I’m indirectly saying I believe you have to support the climate candidate.”
Fonda joins a growing list of celebrities backing Sanders’ campaign. The socialist candidate has already garnered support from stars including Cardi B, Lizzo, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, and Kirsten Dunst.