WHAT: Family-friendly peaceful Solidarity rally for Real Climate Solutions
WHERE: Tacoma, Washington, In front of the Federal Courthouse at Pacific Avenue and 21st Street.
WHEN: February 17th at 3:00 till too dark to see or too tired to stay!
WHAT ELSE? Bring signs, chants, warm clothes, determination.
* AFTERWARDS PEOPLE ARE WELCOME TO DRIFT OVER TO MY PLACE FOR HOT SOUP AND DISCUSSION. EMAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Tens of thousands of people will converge in Washington, DC on Sunday for the largest action against climate change in US history, but we understand that not everyone can make the trip.
In fact, there’s important work to be done all across the country — from divesting our schools and cities from fossil fuels, to keeping the pressure on the corporations and politicians who want to build Keystone XL pipline and allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to contaminate our water just to line their already-well-lined pockets.
Here in Washington State we are facing the prospect of Peabody Coal’s open-pit mined-coal from Montana being shipped in mile-long open trains ( 13 a DAY, folks!) across the West to our state to then be off-loaded and shipped to CHINA to be burned! These trains will pollute all the way across Washington, then, in approximately 2 weeks after China burns the coal, the air pollution drifts right back to Washington….THAT”S OUTRAGEOUS!
That’s why there are many solidarity actions being organized. If you cannot make it to Washington, D.C. and live in the Tacoma area, please come to ours.