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CDP in the Press: This year’s Public Service Venture Fund ‘seed grant’ recipients are advocating for climate justice, sustainable development and transgender issues
January 27, 2017April 24, 2017
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CDP in the Press: This year’s Public Service Venture Fund ‘seed grant’ recipients are advocating for climate justice, sustainable development and transgender issues

A Harvard Law Today piece mentioned the start-up grant that Climate Defense Project won: With the goal of providing a stable climate for future generations, Climate Defense Project — co-founded by Kelsey Skaggs ’16, Alice Cherry ’16 and Ted Hamilton ’16 — aims to fill a gap in existing efforts by enlisting the legal system...

CDP in the Press: Climate Defense Project Featured in “We Are Here” Inauguration Day Rally
January 24, 2017May 8, 2017
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CDP in the Press: Climate Defense Project Featured in “We Are Here” Inauguration Day Rally

Changemakers all over the United States responded to Donald Trump’s inauguration with “We Are Here,” a call to action from activists and elected officials such as Alicia Keys, Bernie Sanders, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Tulsi Gabbard, Van Jones, Common, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, and many more. Kelsey Skaggs of Climate Defense Project...

The Way Forward: Climate Law and Activism in the Age of Trump
January 19, 2017May 1, 2017
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The Way Forward: Climate Law and Activism in the Age of Trump

With Trump as President and both houses of Congress controlled by conservatives, what avenues remain for climate activists? Since the Presidential election, a growing chorus of voices has vowed resistance to Trumpism. Those voices have called for protests, marches, and nonviolent civil disobedience. They have called for organized, principled opposition to the unraveling of constitutional protections...

The Radical Potential of Climate Legal Activism
December 21, 2016May 1, 2017
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The Radical Potential of Climate Legal Activism

The world is burning. Do we really need more lawyers? The climate crisis is upon us, and the politics of fossil fuels are becoming ever clearer. On the one hand, an economic and military elite, now represented by the Trump administration, builds a wall of financial influence, scientific falsehood, and racist and misogynistic resentment to...

CDP in the Press: This Is What Insurgency Looks Like
June 4, 2016April 24, 2017
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CDP in the Press: This Is What Insurgency Looks Like

CDP co-founder Kelsey Skaggs was mentioned in a Common Dreams article about legal support at the Break Free protests: As people settled in on the tracks, law student Kelsey Skaggs asked those risking arrest to fill out intake forms for the legal team. Then she said . . .