Week of Action- Feb. 2013

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Sun. 2/3 from 12:30-2:00PM- Ithaca: Rally to Resist Fracking- “Visualize Resistance”: Join Shaleshock and the Green Umbrella: NY Youth for a Just and Sustainable Future on the Ithaca Commons to say We Will Resist!  The rally will “visualize resistance” with a series of mini-trainings on creative resistance tactics.  Bring your instruments, your banners, and your favorite chants!

Sun. 2/3 from 2:00-4:00PM- Ithaca: Shaleshock 101- Organizing Against Fracking: We’re getting ready– and this workshop is catch up for anyone who would like to learn more about the Shaleshock model and the movement against fracking. Come learn strategy and organizing tools, and get informed about upcoming trainings and actions to protect our community and environment from exploitative industries.  First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex:  208 E. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Mon. 2/4 from 8:30AM-11:30AM- Geneseo: Rally to Support Home Rule- No Fracking in Our Towns: Join Frack Free Genesee on the front lawn of the Livingston Couny Courthouse to mark the first day of the Lenape Resources lawsuit against the Town of Avon.  We won’t stand for gas companies walking over our towns and we won’t stand for fracking in NY.  Join us for a press conference at 10:00 with a range of local speakers — from a dairy farmer to a Town Supervisor — followed by street theater! RSVP: jamie.carestio@gmail.com.

Mon. 2/4 from 9:00AM-2:00PM- Albany: No SGEIS – No Regs – No Fracking NY: It’s the 11th hour in the fight against fracking. We are faced with a February 13 do or die deadline when the revised Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) will or will not appear in the DEC’s Environmental Notice Bulletin. The SGEIS legally has to age 10 days in order to issue the final Findings Statement and final regulations (the ones we recently commented on) by Feb 27. We need to voice to the Governor that the power of our movement is growing and that allowing fracking in New York would be the fatal mistake of his political career.

Tues. 2/5 from 11:45AM-2:00PM- Binghamton: Rally- Don’t Frack Our Health!  With the health of Southern Tier residents at stake, Governor Cuomo called for a health study on fracking, which consisted of 25 hours of scientist’s time. The results of this have been kept secret, and he is set to move ahead with fracking with no public input. Our health and that of our families is worth more than a secret, rushed study!  We will meet at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Social Hall at 11:45 am for a rally and press conference. Speakers will include Dr. Sandra Steingraber and others!

Wed. 2/6 from 12:00PM-1:00PM- NYC: DEC Office RallyJoin Occupy the Pipeline for an action at the New York City DEC Office.  The purpose of the protest is to call on DEC employees to follow their conscience, resist the SGEIS process from within the DEC, and become whistleblowers; to deliver signed copies of the Pledge of Resistance.  1 Hunter’s Point Plaza 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Wed. 2/6 from 6:30PM-9:30PM- Livonia: Non-Violent Communication Basic Training: This will be a basic workshop on NVC skills intended for those new the Non Violent discourse.  This foundation is an important starting point for anyone concerned about Hydraulic Fracturing’s threat to their community as it will inform fundamental techniques for personal well being and communication in the face of this challenging issue.  Potluck with soup provided. FrackFreeGenesee 4125 Clay Street, Livonia, NY 14487.  RSVP: jamie.carestio@gmail.com.

Thurs. 2/7 from 10:45AM-11:45AM- Buffalo: DEC Office Rally: Join Western NY Drilling Defense for a rally to ban fracking.  We need you to take to the streets outside of the DEC in Buffalo (270 Michigan St.) as part of a statewide week of action to rally around the DEC’s secretive, dysfunctional and undemocratic process.

Fri. 2/8 at 12PM- NYC: Action at Governor’s Office: Join Ban Fracking NOW for a rally outside of Gov. Cuomo’s office at 633 Third Avenue NY, NY to show that NYC demands a ban on fracking.

Fri. 2/8 from 6:30-9:30PM- Dansville: Non-Violent Direct Action Basic Training: This will be a basic workshop on Direct Action and Civil Disobedience for those interested in preventing Hydraulic Fracturing from entering our communities.  This is an important foundation for all concerned with this issue and not just those interested in doing civll disobedience as a well organized support structure is critical for it’s success.  Potluck with soup provided.  4 Square Church 49 West Ave. Dansville, NY.  RSVP: jamie.carestio@gmail.com.

Sat. 2/9 from 12:30PM-2:00PM- Minisink: Rally with Mark Ruffalo and John Feal! Join Minisink residents for a rally with actor Mark Ruffalo and 9/11 first responder advocate, John Feal, against the construction of a natural gas compressor station at 107 Jacobs Rd. Westtown, NY.  Minisink residents currently have their case in the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Sat. 2/9 from 9:00AM-3:00PM- Elmira: Non-Violent Direct Action Training: A training for residents of Chemung County and other sacrifice zone counties on how to peacefully resist the harmful practice of fracking as we stand up for our families, communities, and shared commons.  RSVP dcouchon@gmail.com

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