March for a Clean Energy Revolution
The nation's spotlight will shine on Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention. Now more than ever, it is imperative that our political leaders take swift action to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground including oil and gas from fracking and other extreme extraction methods. They must commit to swiftly attaining a full and just transition to renewable energy.
Some Democrats have rightly acted in supporting a transition away from fracking and dirty energy. A few have even become leaders in the movement. But many Democrats, including President Obama, continue to pursue and enact policies that deepen our nation's investment and dependence on fossil fuel extraction and consumption and contribute to climate change. Renewable energy and efficiency are the clean energy solutions we need to combat climate change and create millions of new jobs that will strengthen our economy. With the eyes of the world on Philadelphia, now is the time for us to come together as a united national movement to demand a Clean Energy Revolution!
12:00 pm - Convene at Philadelphia City Hall
2:30 pm - Rally at Independence Mall
The Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition has arranged a bus trip from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Philadelphia and back for only $20. The bus will leave from Kohls in Wilkes-Barre PROMPTLY at 9 am and arrive near the Philadelphia City Hall area. The bus has a restroom and wifi. You may bring coolers & folding chairs. There will be time in Philly to grab a bite to eat before the march/rally. The bus will leave Philadelphia at 5 pm to return to Kohls in Wilkes-Barre around 7 pm. Click here to purchase a ticket.
If you plan to attend, but are not joining a bus trip, it is necessary to know where to be, where to go, and when to move. Visit http://www.cleanenergymarch.org for information.
Thank you to the march organizers as well as the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition for all the content and information contained within this email and on the website.