Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hey folks!

Last Tuesday, we had 60 people come on a conference call from six states to talk about regional organizing to fight fracking in our communities. We started an e-mail list for people who are interested in Marcellus/Utica shale regional coordinating that you can join here:


We will be having a more specific call again TONIGHT @ 9pm to talk about a strategy for events, trainings, and actions leading up to September 6,7 when we're all going to march on the Marcellus Shale Coalition's industry conference in Philadelphia to end the use of fracking. We decided last week that we needed to have a smaller call tonight to flesh out details about a campaign/strategy before we made a proposal to the larger movement, such as a call to action and endorsements.

We hope to develop a timeline such as: outreach in June, trainings in July, actions in August, march in September

Conference Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3200
Participant Access Code: 441634#

Proposed Agenda
(15 minutes) Introductions - Name, Organization, Location, Activity, Plans for May through September.

(20 minutes)-Goals - What do you want to achieve by September 6,7 as a collaborative group?
What plans do we have in common? Places? Times? Targets? Strategy?
Possible outcomes:
- Trainings
- Events
- Actions 

(10 minutes)- What are our needs? Wants?
- Outreach
- Online Presence
- Money
- Other
(15 minutes)-Next Steps
- What do we want to establish in May?
- What are we taking back to our groups for review from this call?
- When do we want to have another call?

Talk to y'all at 9pm!

Some upcoming dates:

May 25 - Rally in Morgantown, WV (noon tomorrow at the court house)
June 4 - Marcellus Shale Sportsmen Conference Johnstown, PA (Register here http://www.sportsmenalliance.org/ )
June 7 - Lobby day and action in Harrisburg, PA (Register here http://www.pacleanwatercampaign.org/ )
June 13 -  Food and Water Watch is trying to do press events across the state on June 13th for the release of an updated version of the "Not So Fast Natural Gas Report"-  (Contact Corrine Rosen 718-943-8064)
June 25 - Food and Water Watch is getting people around the state to do action events the week of June 25th that they will highlight as a day of action or week of action

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Regional Coordinating Call

On 5/17. We had 60 callers from six states including Michigan, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia. We formed an e-mail list (link below) and our next call is Tuesday 5/24, 9pm Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3200 Access Code: 441634

If you participated in the Marcellus/Utica Shale regional coordinating conference call on 5/17, or would like to get involved in regional coordinating, please join our regional coordinating e-mail list.


(This is a temporary page for coordination purposes so join the e-mail list!)