If you look at American history, civil disobedience has been used at very important times in our country’s history,” Brune said. “It helped secure for women the right to vote, to protect the old growth forests on the West Coast, helped end discrimination against gays and lesbians. It helped to end segregation. We know the president believes climate change is a moral threat to our country. We’re here to make sure his ambition meets the scale of this challenge.