Standing Rock to Split Rock (Sept 23- Philadelphia PA)
Sep
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Standing Rock to Split Rock (Sept 23- Philadelphia PA)

The event includes presentations from Indigenous leaders, performances from Aztec dancers, and music from the Humbleman Band. Members of the Prayer Camp will join us for this evening so that we can learn more about how we can help each other face those who threaten our water and our environment.

Donation at the door will be on a sliding scale from $5 to $20. Drinks will be available for purchase. Snacks will be provided.

The inspiring resistance of the Standing Rock Water Protectors, that the world witnessed last year, is being replicated by the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp in northern New Jersey. 

The issues that gave rise to the Standing Rock Camp are ongoing and evident in our own region. As the Standing Rock band of the Sioux (Oceti Sakowin) and their allies battled Energy Transfer Partners to stop the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL) from destroying their lands, their sacred burial grounds and their water, so too the Ramapough Lenape Nation is battling Spectra Company’s Algonquin and Pilgrim pipelines that threaten their lands in our region. The Lenape have formed the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp on their land in Mahwah NJ to provide strength and direction in this effort. They are asking for our help.

Info: resist@humbleman.com

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Pilgrim’s pipelines would cross 257 waterways and could cause catastrophic damage to drinking water. Even without oil spills, the horizontal drilling for this pipeline under the 257 Hudson Valley waterways would damage them. These pipelines would carry climate-damaging Bakken Shale crude and/or tar sands crude contributing to the climate change crises. 

The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp is named after the sacred Split Rock site that lies within the mountains of northeastern New Jersey. "Sweet water" is the Lenape meaning for Ramapough. For generations, members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation have regarded this sacred site as a place of worship and reflection, a tradition that is still kept dear today.

We share a common vulnerability to the continued development of fossil fuels – even if we are not directly in the path of the pipeline. We also have the obligation to stand by our Native neighbors as they insist that the original treaties, giving them permanent rights to their lands, be honored.


We are invited by the Ramapough Nation to join them as allies in solidarity with all people who resist the desecration of Mother Earth.

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Action Training and Camp Out
Aug
5
to Aug 6

Action Training and Camp Out

  • Conestoga, Pennsylvania (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

JOIN THE COMMUNITY FIGHT

Join us, Saturday August 5th as we dive into the details of direct action and strategic planning. We will have a day full of conversations, food, singing, and creativity. The morning will have a Non-Violent mass action training. Followed by a BYO lunch. The Afternoon will have break-out groups with facilitated discussion based on different styles of direct actions. Their will be a lot of space to converse, so bring your creativity and experience to The Stand with you.

Dinner will be provided and followed by a fun night of dancing and singing around fires. We will continue to share stories and build community as we spend time with each other under the Conestoga night sky.

Sunday morning breakfast will be provided. We will then spend the rest of the day building movement art and action gear.

#SeeYouAtTheStand

Saturday, August 5th

10am-12pm

Non-violent mass action training/refresher

12pm-1pm

BYO picnic lunch

1pm-4pm

Breakout groups to plan and practice actions.

Training for key roles: legal observer, police liaison, etc.

4pm-5pm

Debrief

5pm

Dinner and Camp out

Sunday, August 6th

10am-2pm

Blockade build, art build, action prep.

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Day of Actions vs. Wells Fargo
Jul
29
10:00am10:00am

Day of Actions vs. Wells Fargo

  • NE corner of the farmers market at Rittenhouse Square park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, we will have--for the 4th month in a row-- a Day of Actions against Wells Fargo Bank for its financial support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Join us in one of our peaceful direct actions against Wells Fargo Bank branches in four different "states," including Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Please RSVP to one of the actions by clicking the weblink below

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Ban Fracking in the Delaware Watershed- Deliver Petitions in PHL
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Ban Fracking in the Delaware Watershed- Deliver Petitions in PHL

Join us at the Army Corps of Engineers as we call on Governors of PA, NJ, NY, DE, and the Army Corps of Engineers to act to ban fracking in the Delaware!

Tens of thousands of people have signed petitions to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) demanding a permanent ban on fracking in the Delaware River Watershed over the past weeks. Organizations from each state are delivering the petitions to the voting members of the DRBC in a Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28. 

Join us Friday to deliver petitions to the Army Corps of Engineers, which acts as the Federal representative to the DRBC

There is an effort by industry to lift the current moratorium on gas drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. There are signs that DRBC staff may be listening to their threats. As we face Washington’s attack on our essential environmental protections, the danger of exposing the Watershed to the devastation of fracking is all the more pressing considering that President Trump’s representative on the DRBC, the Army Corps of Engineers, holds 1 of the 5 votes that will decide the river’s future.

17 million people get their drinking water from the Delaware River Watershed, including New York City and Philadelphia. Our water is clean because of Special Protection Waters regulations that don’t allow degradation of this Wild and Scenic River. 

DRBC’s de-facto moratorium prohibits permits for drilling since 2010 to protect the Watershed; we know, and science proves, that regulations can’t make drilling safe and, like New York and Maryland, the only way to prevent pollution is a permanent ban. 
Since February, hundreds of people have been protesting at the DRBC meetings calling for a ban. We spoke loud and clear: Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Watershed! 

Now the petitions signed by tens of thousands of concerned people will be delivered to the doorsteps of DRBC’s voting members so their voices are heard. 

It’s not too late to sign the petition to enact a permanent ban on all gas development, including drilling and fracking, in the Delaware River Watershed! Take action right now: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-fracking-in-the-delaware-1

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Thousands of Petitions for Clean Water – Ban Fracking!
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Thousands of Petitions for Clean Water – Ban Fracking!

What: Week of Speaking Out - Press Conferences to submit signed petitions to DRBC
When and Where:
Monday July 24 - 11:00 am, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Million Dollar Staircase, NY Capitol Building, Albany, NY
Tuesday July 25 – 11:30 am, Governor Chris Christie, Outside State House Annex, 125 W State St., Trenton, NJ 08608
Wednesday July 26 - 12:00 noon, Governor John Carney, Steps of Tatnall Building, 150 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd South, Dover, DE 19901
Thursday July 27 – 11:30 am, Governor Tom Wolf, State Capitol Building Rotunda, Harrisburg, PA
Friday July 28 – 11:00 am, Brigadier General Graham, Army Corps of Engineers, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3390

It’s not too late to sign the petition to enact a permanent ban on all gas development, including drilling and fracking, in the Delaware River Watershed! Take action right now: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-fracking-in-the-delaware-1

Tens of thousands of people have signed petitions to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) demanding a permanent ban on fracking in the Delaware River Watershed over the past weeks. Organizations from each state are delivering the petitions to the voting members of the DRBC in a Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28.  

Press Conferences to deliver the petitions to the Governors of the four states and the Army Corps of Engineers are occurring each day – you are welcome to join us as we submit them to those who will be ultimately voting on the public’s demand for a complete ban on gas drilling and fracking throughout the Watershed. 

There is an effort by industry to lift the current moratorium on gas drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. There are signs that DRBC staff may be listening to their threats. As we face Washington’s attack on our essential environmental protections, the danger of exposing the Watershed to the devastation of fracking is all the more pressing considering that President Trump’s representative on the DRBC, the Army Corps of Engineers, holds 1 of the 5 votes that will decide the river’s future.

17 million people get their drinking water from the Delaware River Watershed, including New York City and Philadelphia. Our water is clean because of Special Protection Waters regulations that don’t allow degradation of this Wild and Scenic River. 

DRBC’s de-facto moratorium prohibits permits for drilling since 2010 to protect the Watershed; we know, and science proves, that regulations can’t make drilling safe and, like New York and Maryland, the only way to prevent pollution is a permanent ban.  
Since February, hundreds of people have been protesting at the DRBC meetings calling for a ban. We spoke loud and clear: Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Watershed! 

Now the petitions signed by tens of thousands of concerned people will be delivered to the doorsteps of DRBC’s voting members so their voices are heard. 

It’s not too late to sign the petition to enact a permanent ban on all gas development, including drilling and fracking, in the Delaware River Watershed! Take action right now: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-fracking-in-the-delaware-1

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Preserve Raystown Lake! Comment today!
Jul
18
to Jul 27

Preserve Raystown Lake! Comment today!

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Say NO to an early restart of constuction activities at Raystown Lake. Say NO to the Mariner East 2 pipeline and yes to public safety and protection of our environment.

Submit comments to the Baltimore District Corporate Communication Office by email to cenab-cc@usace.army.mil and by mail to 10 S. Howard Street, ATTN: CCO Room 11400, Baltimore, MD, 21201.

ACOE Raystown Project Manager:
Nick Krupa
814-658-3405

***COMMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY July 27***

Amendment to the ACOE Environmental Assesment can be accessed here: http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Portals/63/docs/Regulatory/publicnotices/01%20EA%20Amendment%20071017%20w%20fig1.pdf?ver=2017-07-11-150553-980&timestamp=1499800327036

BACKGROUND:

This past Spring, #SunocoLogistics (now #EnergyTransferPartners) made promises to the Huntingdon County community. They promised that constuction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline at Raystown Lake would not impact tourism or recreation. They promised the project would be done safely and efficiently. They have broken those promises.

Originally, Sunoco was to stop work between May 15 and Labor Day in order to avoid peak recreation season at Seven Points. Now, they are asking for an early go-ahead from the Army Corps of Engineers and plan to begin drilling under the lake as soon as possible.

This past Spring, work at the lake was done by contractor Union Pipeline. The crews did not complete installation of the first of two major transmission lines by the May 15 deadline. In the process, they lost a drill bit underneath the lake during Horizontal Directional Drilling. They operated with broken erosion socks. Company security stalked locals as they recreated. In other parts of the state, similar drilling activity has contaminated multiple drinking water supplies and Pennsylvania waterways.

Now Sunoco has replaced Union Pipeline with an out-of-state contractor called Michels. Michels has operated on other controversial projects such as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. They are not being brought in because they will works safer, but rather because they will work faster. Sunoco/Energy Transfer does not care about our community, but will harm our environment and economy to please their billionaire investors and European buyers.

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Community Prayer Vigil
Jul
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Community Prayer Vigil

People of all faiths and traditions are welcome! Together, we’ll join in prayer, hope, and song for our land, water, and shared future. We’ll offer special prayers for Monday’s federal court hearing where Williams is seeking, once again, to take possession of the Sister’s land against their will.

Come early, before the vigil, with family, friends, and a picnic, to enjoy fellowship from 6 to 7 pm. Cedar Bluff Park, adjacent to the Chapel, 3939 Laurel Run, Columbia

#StandWithTheSisters

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Stop SEPTA's Deal with Mariner East 2 Pipeline!
Jun
22
2:30pm 2:30pm

Stop SEPTA's Deal with Mariner East 2 Pipeline!

Two days after Sunoco/ETP announced yet another drilling leak in Mariner East 2 pipeline construction, SEPTA's board will vote about whether to grant Sunoco/ETP an easement for the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The agreement would grant Sunoco easements for FOUR pipelines on the out-of-service Chester Creek Branch near Aston. SEPTA is a municipal authority. Its priority needs to be for the people living in SEPA, not a giant corporation that has already flouted local laws and endangered our environment and neighbors' safety.

Come pack the room and tell SEPTA to tell Sunoco/ETP NO!

The Board meeting begins at 3PM.

More information from the Board Meeting agenda here:
http://septa.org/about/board/pdf/agenda-06-17.pdf

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March and Rally Against Fracking Conferences in Pittsburgh
Jun
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

March and Rally Against Fracking Conferences in Pittsburgh

The week of June 20, two major petrochemical conferences will be descending on Pittsburgh. The Northeast US Petrochemical Construction Conference will meet at Station Square for the first half of the week and the DUG East Conference will be held at the Convention Center the second half of the week. The fracking companies are doubling down on destroying western Pennsylvania. 

Let's tell the frackers that they're not welcome in Pittsburgh! Join us at 5pm on June 20 for a march and rally against the toxic gas and plastic infrastructure at the DUG East and Northeast Petrochemical Conferences in downtown Pittsburgh. We'll meet at Station Square and march to the convention center.  

Transportation is available from:

Cranberry Commons—Lower Lot—Departing at 4:00pm
184 S Main St, Washington, PA—Departing at 4:00pm
Shop 'n Save, 4536 William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, PA 15668—Departing at 4:00pm

If you need a ride into the city please RSVP by June 13 so we can arrange enough transportation for everyone!
https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-and-rally-against-fracking-conferences-in-pittsburgh

The Direct Support Fund is made possible by The Heinz Endowments and The 11th Hour Project and is a project of the Mountain Watershed Association. For more information or to apply please visit www.mtwatershed.com.

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Pipeline Awareness Forum
Jun
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pipeline Awareness Forum

Join Us for a Panel Presentation
Speakers include State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky as well as representatives from Middletown Coalition for Community Safety and Sierra Club. Q&A to follow with panel members as well as Penn-Delco Superintendent Dr. Steinhoff, who will answer school safety questions.

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 Demand a ban on fracking June 14 in the Delaware River Watershed
Jun
14
10:00am10:00am

Demand a ban on fracking June 14 in the Delaware River Watershed

  • Washington Crossing State Park Visitors Ctr. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Demand a ban on fracking in the Delaware River June 14!

Wednesday June 14
10:30 am (gather at 10am)
Delaware River Basin Commission Business Meeting
Washington Crossing State Park, PA

Sign up with DRBC NOW to speak: http://bit.ly/2pwsQfi
And let us know you’ll be there: http://bit.ly/2rY73wd 
Write up what you want to say and hand it in to the Commissioners! They won't be back until after the summer!

The public has been storming the Delaware River Basin Commission meetings this year to support a permanent ban on drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. On June 14, the DRBC Commissioners – the Governors of PA, NY, NJ and DE and the Trump Administration’s federal representative from the Army Corps -- will meet for the last time until the fall. Let’s use the public comment period to tell them why we, as individuals, oppose allowing fracking and why we support a complete drilling ban. 

Concern that the DRBC may be considering lifting the current moratorium has spurred a fury of public opposition and fueled the campaign to ban fracking and drilling in the Basin. The Governors and the feds are the voting members who will choose between fracking and a ban. They need to hear directly from those who would be impacted – you. 

Join your friends and neighbors during the meeting’s public comment session to IDENTIFY yourself – who you are, your profession, where you live, what you value and love about the river and its watershed that you will fight to protect from the ravages of gas development. Since big signs can’t be brought in the building, wear a t-shirt that makes your statement; write up a 2 minute statement that you can hand in to the Commissioners if they close down the comment period before you speak. To make an informed choice, the DRBC needs to understand where we are all coming from, why we want a ban. Let’s tell them! 
Sign up NOW with DRBC to speak: http://bit.ly/2pwsQfi 

Please RSVP here so we can share emerging details with you about the day: http://bit.ly/2rY73wd
Plan to be there by 10:00 am at the latest, bring a lunch and stay after to rally for a ban and enjoy the beautiful Delaware River at the Park. 

See you June 14!

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Rally against Atlantic Sunrise pipeline
Jun
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Rally against Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

We will be gathering at Penns Square Lancaster corner of Kinh n Queen st. @ 12noon to raise awareness on the negative effects of the atlantic sunrise pipeline and the williams partners llc.
Please bring yourselves,signs,rattles,drums,singing voices and dancing shoes.
AIM Lancaster will be drumming if you feel you want to dance than by all means,dance!
Lets keep the momentum going,while we are not at camp lets bring it to the street!
Anyone interested in speaking please let me know.
AIM 4-LiFE!

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Planted Against the Pipeline: Opening Work Day
Jun
3
10:00am10:00am

Planted Against the Pipeline: Opening Work Day

  • 4 Covered Bridge Dr Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (map)
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William's Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, slated for construction through Columbia County, has prevented the farmers of Hearts & Bones Farm from farming the land this season. While unable to use the fields for CSA and their market garden, organic farmers Chris McCallum and Jill Lashmett refuse to abandon their land to the natural gas industry. 

This summer, with the help of the Columbia County Against the Pipeline Campaign, the Shalefield Organizing Committee, and the community, Hearts & Bones farm will be "Planted Against the Pipeline," featuring flowers of resistance, a pumpkin patch, and more! 

Planting will kick-off on Saturday June 3rd, where field will be planted with wildflowers, Sunflowers, and various types of Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins! 

Future events will be held throughout the summer to mulch the Pumpkin Patch, weed the field, and more. 
Volunteers will be needed throughout the summer, so if you can't make our first event, stay tuned!

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Fracking in Your Community: Municipal Rights + Responsibilities
Jun
3
8:30am 8:30am

Fracking in Your Community: Municipal Rights + Responsibilities

Are municipalities prepared to deal with drilling in their communities? Join us for a forum on everything you'll need to know about local zoning regulations and preparing for shale drilling in your community.

This event is for elected officials and community leaders looking to engage with this issue at the local level in their community. 

Seating is limited, so register today!

For more information, contact Douglas A. Shields at dshields@fwwatch.org or 267-428-1917.

Confirmed Speakers:

John Smith, Esq., Smith Butz Law
Patricia McGrail, Esq., McGrail & Associates
George Jugovic, Esq., PennFuture
Joe Horowitz, Esq., Commissioner, South Fayette Township
Patricia M. DeMarco, PhD., Councilmember, Forest Hills Borough
Kirk Jalbert, Ph.D. and Matt Kelso, The FracTracker Alliance

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Lancaster Water Week
Jun
3
to Jun 10

Lancaster Water Week

  • Lancaster County Conservancy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lancaster County is blessed with 1,500 stream miles. Forty-seven percent of these streams are polluted and cannot support their original aquatic life. Our rivers and streams are the source of our drinking water and recreation to be enjoyed by all. Our waterways drive economic opportunity and growth that benefits our local economy and agriculture. To protect these waters, we want to strengthen the sense of stewardship in Lancaster County. Water Connects Us All!

During Water Week you can expect tours of restoration projects, stream studies, kayak and bike tours, a movie night, river clean-up, riparian buffer tree planting, and a branded Water Week beer. Events include Susquehanna Riverlands National Trails Day Celebration along the Northwest River Trail, the Chiques Creek Watershed Expo, and Lancaster Conservancy’s Picnic on the Preserve. For a full listing and to sign up for events please visit
lancasterwaterweek.org

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Tar Sands Valve Turners: Shut It Down & Disrupt the System
Jun
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tar Sands Valve Turners: Shut It Down & Disrupt the System

The tar sands Valve Turners will be making a Philadelphia appearance to share their stories & strategies behind their act of civil disobedience. Find out how impending climate catastrophe led them to use nonviolent direct action against the fossil fuel industry.

6-6:30 Meet&Greet w/refreshments
6:30-8:30 Panel & Discussion
We have the space until 9pm.

On October 11th 2016, these climate activists (in solidarity with resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline) turned emergency shut-off valves on the 5 pipelines that carry oil from the Canadian tar sands into the United States. It was an unprecedented act that shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day.
http://www.shutitdown.today/shut_it_down

Emily, Annette, Michael, Leonard and Ken (along with two supporters and one documentarian) have started their court proceedings fighting their felony charges where they will argue that their actions were not only morally necessary, but legally justified.
http://www.shutitdown.today/trial_support_intro

Join us for provocative discussion about what will be required of us if we are to maintain a livable planet for all. Find out how you can support the efforts of the Valve Turners who are fighting back against the fossil fuel industry and disrupting the system. 

Your $10 suggested donation goes towards Valve Turners' support fund and Pennsylvania resistance against the Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners Mariner East 2 pipeline currently in construction. 
https://www.resistsunocopa.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CampWhitePinePA/

In Pennsylvania (2nd largest natural gas producer behind Texas) we are already battling state government who are colluding with the industry - 10,000+ natural gas fracked wells, proposed cracker plants, fracking waste injection wells, proposed or in construction pipelines (including Mariner East 2, Atlantic Sunrise, PennEast, Northern Access, Constitution, Revolution, Falcon, Orion, Greater Philadelphia Extension), crude oil bomb trains into Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, LNG export facilities like Marcus Hook and Septa's proposed fracked gas plants in Philadelphia.  

#shutitdown #defendwhatyoulove #peoplenotprofits#environmentaljustice #socialjustice

Light snacks and beverages provided. ADA accessible. Street parking. Public transportation from the Girard stop Market-Frankford line. Septa 5 bus. 

Hosted by EDGE350 PhiladelphiaResist Sunoco PA & Shut It Down - Climate Direct Action

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Emily & Annette
Shut off Enbridge Line 4 & 67 Pipelines in Leonard, Minnesota
“For years we’ve tried the legal, incremental, reasonable methods, and they haven’t been anything like enough; without a radical shift in our relationship to this Earth, all that we love will disappear. My fear of that possibility is far greater than my fear of jail."
Emily Johnston
“Like mothers everywhere, I act from a deep love for my own children that extends out to all children and young people, and all living beings on this planet.”
Annette Klapstein

Michael
Shut off Transcanada's Keystone Pipeline in Walhalla, North Dakota
“I am here to generate action that wakes people up to the reality of what we are doing to life as we know it. All of our climate victories are meaningless if we don’t stop extracting oil, coal and gas now.”
Michael Foster

Ken
Shut off Kinder-Morgan's Trans-Mountain Pipeline in Anacortes, Washington
“Only if we are truly contesting the means of our own destruction - like wrestling a gun from the hands of a suicide - will we be able to use words like “hope” without cynicism or despair.”
Ken Ward

Leonard
Shut off Spectra Energy's Express Pipeline in Coal Banks, Montana
"I am committed to the moral necessity of participating in nonviolent direct action to protect life."
Leonard Higgins

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Sweat weekend at the Stand!
May
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Sweat weekend at the Stand!

Reed Brown will be conducting Lakota sweat ceremonies Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Stand Camp 325 Conestoga Boulevard, Conestoga PA. The public is encouraged to come out and take part in one or both sweats this weekend. Experience the drumming, singing, the rebirth and cleansing of the spirit.

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Pipeline Fighters Screening
May
22
to May 23

Pipeline Fighters Screening

Pipeline Fighters is a full length documentary by filmaker Marino Colmano that follows the fight to stop the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines as well as other pipelines across the country that threaten our water, air and communities. Please Join Lancaster Against Pipelines on Monday or Tuesday night, May 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 pm for this thought provoking and informative film. A brief Q&A will follow the film each night. Tickets are $10.00 at the door or can be purchased online. A trailer of this film can be seen by clicking on the following link. https://www.youtube.com/embed/gnTLqnUrsdA

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Pack Scott Martin's Town Hall
May
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pack Scott Martin's Town Hall

MONDAY: Stand up for Lancaster Values at Scott Martin’s Town Hall

ACTION ALERT for residents of the 13th District. State Senator Scott Martin is holding a town hall (http://www.senatorscottmartinpa.com/2017-events/) on May 15th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Solanco High School cafeteria in Quarryville. We urgently need people to attend this event to let him know that his legislation is an assault on Lancaster Values.

Lancaster Stands Up is teaming up with CWS - Lancaster Immigration & Refugee Program and Lancaster Against Pipelines to make our voices heard on Monday. This unlikely coalition is born out of something we all have in common: a shared sense of pride in our Lancaster Values, and frustration with Harrisburg and Washington political elites who are siding with billionaires and racists over their constituents.

Our representatives are making it harder for all of us to realize the American dream. We want to live in safe, healthy, diverse communities, where all of us are welcome and where we can live happy and successful lives. We want to live without threat of ICE raids or dangerous fracked-gas pipelines. We will tell Scott Martin how we feel on Monday. We want a Lancaster County for All of Us.

UPDATE
Martin’s office is now claiming the event is at capacity. Lancaster Stands Up encourages residents of the 13th district to show up at the town hall regardless or whether or not you are able to register. He needs to hear ALL of our voices.

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Unsure if Scott Martin represents you? Enter your address into this link to find out: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

Scott Martin is a co-sponsor of SB10, a bill that would remove taxpayer funding from sanctuary cities. Lancaster Stands Up members have met with Martin to discuss this issue, and have reported disturbing anti-immigrant and racist language being used by the Senator.

Last week, Scott Martin held a closed door meeting open only to taxpayer-funded elected officials and law enforcement officers. Although Senator Martin’s event was focused on local opposition to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, no one from the local opposition was—in fact—invited to participate, or even attend, his event. Even more egregious is Senator Martin’s eagerness to side with industry concerns after three years of actively dismissing the concerns that thousands of his own constituents have voiced about the dangers and costs associated with the proposed ASP.

Since that time, Martin has announced his plan to introduce anti-free speech legislation in a direct effort to silence the local pipeline resistance. The implications of this legislation are broader than the anti-pipeline fight, and could be used to target anyone practice their first amendment rights.

It is clear that Martin is more interested in playing politics with Washington insiders more than he is interested in standing up for Lancaster Values: our history of loving our neighbors, respecting the right for free speech, and standing up for our farms and land.

We urge those in the 13th district to join us in preparing to show up and hold Scott Martin accountable for his support of this unacceptable legislation. Please start by RSVPing for the event:

Unsure if Scott Martin represents you? Enter your address into this link to find out: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

We ask that you please attend the meeting regardless of whether or not you RSVP.

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Spring Concert: Water is Life
May
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

Spring Concert: Water is Life

The Philadelphia Freedom Band presents our Spring Concert: Water Is Life, with special guests Philadelphia Voices of Pride

Water has been a source of inspiration for composers throughout history, because it is so important on levels practical, aesthetic, and spiritual. Consider the majesty of a flowing river, the serene peace of a lake, the sprouting of crops after a good rain, the abrasive power of waves crashing on a vast shoreline; something about the magnificent power of water hits us at a fundamental level. Our music will strive to represent water in its many forms: from the sound of lazy rivers and devastating typhoons, to jaunty seafaring tunes and mists thick enough to swallow cathedrals.

Admission is always free, but please keep in mind that we operate on donations. Also, there will be some really nice raffle items, so bring some extra dollar bills for a little intermission fun!

Main Street Manayunk is a vibrant and accessible place to hang out before or after the concert-- there are many opportunities to treat your mom to a fun day out on Mother's Day. Whether she's the kind of person who would love to be pampered at a spa, do some boutiquey window shopping, linger at a sidewalk cafe or wine bar, or knock back some local brews and tacos-- Manayunk has all of that and more. You could even do an ecological tour of the lovely Manayunk Towpath, along the canal. Make a day of it!

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Grandma Regina Brave and Friends at the Lancaster Stand
May
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

Grandma Regina Brave and Friends at the Lancaster Stand

  • 325 Conestoga Blvd Conestoga, PA 17516-9414 (map)
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Come meet Grandma Regina and hear her Incredible Story.
Community Meal following. Burgers and Hotdogs provided.
Bring a side to share.
Grandma Regina Brave, a survivor of Wounded Knee II in 1973, was one of the last arrested for her actions standing up for treaty rights as police raided Oceti Sakowin earlier this year. She has a message for all of her supporters and all who follow the movement

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Pipeline Safety Forum: Mariner East Project & Beyond
May
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Pipeline Safety Forum: Mariner East Project & Beyond

This event will discuss the Middletown Coalition safety report which outlines the potential risks involved with the Mariner East project. The risk assessment utilized is the same scientific risk analysis the industry uses, but on an individualized project.

What hazardous materials will flow through these pipelines?
What happens in the event of a rupture?
What is your escape plan?
What legal paths are available to residents?
Are more pipelines coming our way?

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Philly People's Climate March & more!
Apr
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Philly People's Climate March & more!

PHILLY PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH & more!
From Standing Rock to occupied Lenape Land (Philly) 
We Stand 4 Environmental & Economic Racial Justice. 

WHAT: Rally & March followed by a Radical Soup & Discussion Panel
DATE: Saturday 4/29
TIMES: TBD
TENTATIVE STARTING TIME: 1PM
LOCATIONS: TBD

PLANNING INVITATION: 
Philly with Standing Rock (aka Philly NoDAPL) is having public meetings to plan for the People’s Climate March in Philly and you are invited to attend or spread the word among organizers and community members who are directly impacted by the effects of environmental and economic racism. We are particularly looking for people who organize within our Indigenous, Brown, Black and/or other working class communities. 

Upcoming public meetings:
Tue. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 - 7:15PM-9:15PM at 720 N 5th St. #311
Sat, 4/15 - place and time TBD


CONTACT FACILITATORS: 
Philly with Standing Rock
Email: phillywithstandingrock@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/phillyNoDAPLsolidarity/

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PA Pipeline Resistance Fundraiser
Apr
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

PA Pipeline Resistance Fundraiser

Camp White Pine, a resistance camp in Huntingdon County, PA on the route of the Mariner East 2 natural gas pipeline, needs your support in order to resist eminent domain and help this camp grow!

Join us at Bartram's Garden's beautiful historic barn for an evening featuring:
Musical performances by:
Philadelphia Women's Slavic Ensemble 
Stephen Landis
Tristan Arthur Dahn

Plus:
Speakers
Art Creation
Hors d'Ouevres
Beverages, including a special Pennsylvania cocktail made with Bartram's Garden honey!

The suggested donation of $20 includes one free drink, but is sliding scale- no one turned away! All proceeds from the event will support the efforts of Camp White Pine.

For more information about Camp White Pine, visit
www.resistsunocopa.com
www.edgephilly.org

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TCM Inaugural House Meeting
Apr
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

TCM Inaugural House Meeting

Discover an exciting way to connect and organize to ensure the planet we all want-- a world that works well for everyone.

-----> FB is notorious for shifting event times, despite edits to correct-- this is from 7-9pm.

Beth and Doug Rowland have graciously offered to host this casual evening. We will explore what we want to see happen in Tioga County and beyond, and get to know each other well enough to take shared and individual action towards our goals.

The location is up the street from St. John's Episcopal Church; look for the white house, green shutters, and little white fence. 

If you're interested in hosting one of these in your area, please come to see how fun and easy it can be!

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