Rally Against Fracking at Cuomo’s State of the State Address!
The Fate of Our State Could be Decided in 2014
Attention New Yorkers! Governor Cuomo says he will issue a decision on fracking before the November 2014 election. Read the news here.
This makes it absolutely critical that we show Cuomo that the science dictates no fracking – and that he witness an unparalleled and growing movement of a majority of New Yorkers who decisively will not allow fracking in New York!
Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address is where we must send that message. It’s where the Governor lays out his plans for the year. It’s where he lays out his re-election messaging. It’s where we show Cuomo and all of our elected officials that New York must remain frack-free.
This is the critical crossroads – on the fate of New York and the nation – where we remain. In one direction is fracking, leading to further catastrophic dependence on fossil fuels. That path is lined with drill rigs, contaminated rivers and water wells, smog and toxic air, dangerous pipelines, compressor stations, and other infrastructure, and poisoned farms. It leads to a future with worse climate change, super storms and public health disasters.
In the other direction – Governor Cuomo and the people of New York say no to fracking and instead embrace renewable energy. That path leads to good jobs, healthy families, and sustainable homes and communities. New York can step up and show the nation and the world a place where people can live, work and thrive without dirty and dangerous extreme energy. We can take a stand for public health and clean water. We can champion and support our jobs in agriculture and tourism and continue to develop more jobs in efficiency and renewable energy like wind and solar.
Once again, Governor Cuomo has announced a decision will be made before the 2014 election and the fate of our state is at stake.
We need all of you to join us in Albany at the State of the State address on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 in order for Governor Cuomo to see that the will of the people of New York is to say no to fracking and yes to a healthy, renewable energy future.
Who: Sponsoring organizations (list in formation): Food & Water Watch, Frack Action, Catskill Mountainkeeper, NYPIRG, New Yorkers Against Fracking, United for Action, Citizen Action of New York, MoveOn, Environment New York, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, Environmental Advocates, Sane Energy Project, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Save the Southern Tier, Occupy the Pipelines, CREDO Action, 350.org, South Shore Audubon Society, North Shore Audubon Society, Green Party of Nassau County, Westchester for Change, Greenpeace, Progressive Democrats of America, Brooklyn For Peace, Brooklyn Food Coalition, Riverkeeper, R-CAUSE, Concerned Health Professionals of New York, Three Parks Independent Democrats, NYH2O, Long Island Progressive Coalition, System Change, Not Climate Change, Chefs for the Marcellus, Community Watersheds Clean Water Coalition, Jews Against Hydrofracking, Gray Panthers (NYC Network), Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation/Syracuse Peace Council, Syracuse Community Choir, Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, Shaleshock CNY, Syracuse Cultural Workers, Alliance for a Green Economy, Green Party of New York State, Businesses Against Fracking New York, Otsego 2000, New York State Council of Churches, West 80s Neighborhood Association, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Grassroots Environmental Education, WESPAC, Gas Free Seneca, Shaleshock, Dryden Resources Awareness Council, MoveOn – Capital Region, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Frack Free Catskills, New Yorkers for Clean Water, Greenstar Cooperative Market, New York Youth Against Fracking, Rochester Defense Against Fracking, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, Beacon Climate Action, Greene Renewable Energy & Environmental Network, PUSH Buffalo, Nurse Rise – Nurses for Safe Water, Learning Sustainability Campaign/Green Watch, Cattaraugus-Chautauqua 4 Clean Water (CC4CW), Frack Free Genesee, GRACES, Franciscan Earth Corps, New York StateWide Senior Action Council, Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, Sacred Water Project, Center for Health, Environment, and Justice, NYC Friends of Clearwater, Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline (CARP), MoveOn Brooklyn Council, MoveOn Queens Council, MoveOn Manhattan Council, MoveOn Staten Island Council, Long Island MoveOn Council (Nassau), Long Island MoveOn Council (Suffolk), Justice Committee of the Albany Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Western NY Drilling Defense, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Democracy Matters, Ethical Culture Society of New York, Protecting Our Water Rights (POWR), MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Vestal Residents for Safe Energy, Citizens Alliance for a Pristine Perinton, Wittenberg Center for Alternative Resources, Atonement Lutheran Church (Saugerties), Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes, CWA Healthcare Coordinating Council Region 1, The Riverside Church, Strike Anywhere, Lower East Side (LES) Coalition to Stop Hydraulic Fracturing, The Alchemical Nursery, Deruyter Citizens for a Voice, Just Food, Trinity Lutheran Church (Brooklyn), NY Contra el Gasoducto, Brooklyn College Democrats, Onondaga Creek Conservation Council, Sustainable Sea Cliff Cooperative, 350NYC, Working Families Party, Peace Action Manhattan
What: Rally Against Fracking at Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address
When: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Time: 11:30am – 3pm
Where: New York State Capitol Empire Plaza, Hallways to the Concourse, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12242
SIGN UP FOR A BUS FROM LOCATIONS ACROSS THE STATE:
Ithaca (With stops in Caroline and Whitney Point)
Syracuse (Stops in Westmoreland)
Hudson Valley (Stops in Newburg, New Paltz, Kingston, Saugerties and Catskill)
If you would like to set up a bus not listed, help fill a bus, volunteer or have any comments or questions about this event please contact Renee Vogelsang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and see you in Albany on January 8th!