Ted Glick

Ted Glick has devoted 44 years of his life to the progressive social change movement. After a year of student activism Grinnell College, he left in 1969 to work full time against the Vietnam War. As a Selective Service draft resister, he spent 11 months in prison. In 1973 he co-founded the National Committee to Impeach Nixon.

For the last nine years Ted has played a national leadership role in the effort to stabilize our climate and for a clean energy revolution. He was a co-founder in 2004 of the Climate Crisis Coalition and in 2005 coordinated the USA Join the World effort leading up to December 3rd actions during the United Nations Climate Change conference in Montreal. In May, 2006 he became the national coordinator of the U.S. Climate Emergency Council and is currently National Policy Director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. For three and a half months in the fall of 2007 he ate no solid food as part of a climate emergency fast focused on getting Congress to pass strong climate legislation, one of 20 extended fasts for social justice.

He has participated in and led hundreds of actions and been arrested seventeen times for acts of nonviolent civil disobedience. His prolific writing on the movement to which he devotes his life includes his 2000 book, Future Hope: A Winning Strategy for a Just Society (2000) and his column, "Future Hope," distributed nationally since 2000. His book Love Refuses to Quit: Climate Change and Social Change in the 21st Century (2009) is free for downloading.