If you already know you want to go, you can RSVP now HERE
Join a global wave of resistance to keep coal, oil, & gas in the ground during the second week of May: This global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to, instead, accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy.
Across the world, people are showing the courage to confront polluters where they are most powerful— from the halls of power to the wells and mines themselves.
Here in California we’ll be mobilizing in Los Angeles, the heart of the fossil fuels industry in California, for a Rally and March on Saturday, May 14th. Just announced: Bill McKibben and Tom Steyer will be marching with us and speaking. We will stay for dinner after and then come back. The bus does have a bathroom. But, should any want to stay for a nonviolent direct action to confront Big Oil/Gas in the belly of the beast the next day, arrangements have been set up for that with transportation (free) provided, to come back the next day. RSVP below, leaving a way to contact you, and we will with details, or to answer any other questions you have. We’re organizing a bus to go down to Los Angeles. Do you think you can join us?
YOU CAN BUY BUS TICKETS HERE:
Can you volunteer (even if you are not going, or going some other way) to help us up here to make this happen? Please click HERE if you can.
Lisa and Jeremy, who used to live over here and are still 350Marin members, but now live in Berkeley, are having a showing of the video "Disobedience" on this Saturday. Info here and to rsvp
Why Los Angeles? Southern CA has come up here to support our big actions is one reason and so much of fossil fuel extraction in the state happens down there ....... Here is what is on the 350.org site, in the words of the communities most affected, about this event:
"Los Angeles has a long history with the fossil fuel industry, but it’s time for us to break free. This May, LA is breaking free from an industry that pollutes our air and water, sickens our families, and fracks in our backyards. We’re breaking free from the conventional “wisdom” that California needs the oil and gas industry. We’re breaking free from politics as usual, and we’re taking action to keep fossil fuels in the ground. From Porter Ranch to fracking in the Valley, it’s time to put a stop to the wholesale poisoning of our communities.
Los Angeles is home to the largest urban oil field in the country. Like almost everywhere else in California, oil drilling takes place in communities with little to no oversight. Unsurprisingly, these wells are mostly in low-income and minority communities. Of the 1,071 active wells in Los Angeles, 759 of them are less than 1,500 feet from homes, schools, and hospitals. Some well pads are within 10 feet of peoples' homes."
Look at how bad it is down there: Click here to see amazing pictures
200 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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