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

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