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GET ON THE BUS!
Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)
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GET ON THE BUS! Tarsands Action
Leaving Center City and West Chester (and possibly Haverford College)
For New Jersey, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh please see the information below.
Arrive at location by: 7:30am
Return by: 7pm
Center City: REGISTRATIONS OPEN
Please arrive 7:30am at 15th and Cherry Sts, Friends Center will be open from 7am. $5 all-day Parking close by, details coming
West Chester: FULL
Please arrive at West Chester University Student Union at 7:30am. Details coming
Haverford College: FULL
Bus loads from the south parking lot on campus. Free full day parking will be available for anyone on the bus in the same lot. Please arrive at 7:30am
Here is a link to a google map of campus:
For Trenton / NJ / NE Philly
- There are 4 buses from New Jersey:
- Galloway - Hosted by South Jersey 350.org. To check prices and book seats, visit Eventbrite.
- Hamilton - To check prices and book seats, visit Eventbrite.
- New Brunswick - To check prices and book seats, visit Eventbrite.
- Paramus - To check prices and book seats, visit Eventbrite.
- folks who have already signed up, we will be sending you details soon
- if you want to get on a bus from Harrisburg (and surrounds) there is a bus leaving from Lancaster with a car pool from Harrisburg to Lancaster. Register for the Lancaster bus at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5309492836
- also see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/512847312080289/
- Pittsburgh - Leaving on Sunday, February 17, at 7:00 a.m. Full fare is $40 or student fare of $25. For more information and to reserve a seat Email Peter Wray: pjwray [at] verizon [dot] net. (info from the Sierra Club)
This event is open to all! Bring your whole family.
If cost is an issue please register with our DISCOUNT price or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We want you to Get On The Bus!
Please register to give us your details. We will be sending out further details and instructions closer to the date.
T-SHIRTS are on sale (order with your registration). Help us be a visible presence at this action.
After you register: tell 350.org you are coming.
We will email you more details and instructions closer to the event.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
If you can help us spread the word please use the links below for the Call to Action and Flyer
Flyer: GET ON THE BUS!
If you can help as a volunteer on the day, please tell us in your registration.
Due to bus cancellation policies we cannot refund registrations. You are welcome to pass your registration on to someone else.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: email@example.com
EQAT CALL TO ACTION TO STOP TAR SANDS PIPELINE
President Obama has the authority to block the Keystone XL pipeline from being built in the U.S. to link Canadian tar sands oil to Louisiana refineries. If Obama says “Yes” to approving the pipeline, the consequences for our planet are dire. America’s foremost climate scientist (NASA’s James Hanson) says the tar sands are so vast that it will mean “game over” for the way humans have been able to live on this planet.
Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) joins 350.org in urging Friends and others to act now. Even while we continue our own campaign --Bank Like Appalachia Matters! (BLAM!) --we are taking the extra stretch at this time to mobilize for the 350.org action Feb 17 in Washington, D.C. Why?
Obama is being pressured by “big oil”, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other powerful lobbying groups to approve the pipeline. His decision is anticipated shortly. Everyone must act within this window of time to demonstrate public opposition to the project! To remain silent is to concede that dirty tar sands oil is the answer to our energy needs—and it is not! (To learn more about the pipeline read Bill McKibben’s thoughtful articles available on 350.org.)
Quakers have already been arrested with over a thousand people in a previous 350.org tar sands action in Washington, which resulted in Obama delaying his decision. He needs to hear from us now in large numbers to make his opposition possible.
Other faith groups and major environmental organizations are joining the February 17 action, recognizing that at this moment we must pull together and that nonviolent direct action works.
EQAT agrees with Bill McKibben that the fossil fuels industry must be targeted along with the banks. We must hold them responsible for hurricane Sandy and all the disasters they are fueling, including mountaintop removal coal mining. We must learn to act together when our strategies converge!
There’s a chance we can win. Within 24 hours of 350.org’s announcing the February action, thousands signed up. EQAT and our supporters can help to swell these numbers!
EQAT will help you find or organize buses from PA/NJ/DE to the White House on Sunday, Feb 17. Take your family and friends with you. Fill out and mail the coupon below, or go on-line to register at EQAT.org.
To help organisers Please additionally register your plan to attend at www.350.org
If you can help with outreach in your community please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 4 buses from New Jersey, and the link below shows all buses from all states quickly and easily. For New Jersey, there are buses from : Paramus (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.), New Brunswick (7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Hamilton (8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and Galloway (very south in Jersey, near Atlantic City).
When & Where
Earth Quaker Action Team
Bus Locations, Parking, Departure, and Travel Information.
Please arrive at your location by 7:30am to load promptly.
Our Meet Up Point in DC
If you're meeting us in DC we will be gathering at 15th St SW and Independence Ave SW at approximately 11:15am.
What to Bring on the 17th
Let’s have a great day on the 17th! We will provide some instructions for the day, song-leaders, a short DVD to watch, and the bus. Here’s what you should do:
BRING: filled water bottles, your lunch and snacks, a charged cell phone, EQAT or green T-shirt if you have one, safety pins to attach your shirt to your coat, any medicines you normally take, tissues (it’s cold season) pen or pencil.
WEAR: comfortable shoes for standing or walking, umbrellas if there is a chance of rain, layers of clothing, gloves, hats.
OPTIONAL: Signs and posters, cash to purchase a T-shirt ($20), portable musical instruments, songbooks, pillow, headache medicine (be prepared!)
There will be bathrooms on all buses and port-a-potties in DC. The bus will not stop at rest areas. Plan to bring all the food and water you’ll need for the day with you. Buses will be locked during the rally and march, so it will be possible to leave items on the bus for the return trip.
Center City, Philadelphia
15th and Cherry Streets
Recommended parking for Center City is at Philadelphia Gateway Public Parking, located on Spring Street between 15th and 16th streets. Spring Street is one block north of Race Street. Parking is $5.00 all day on weekends.
Contact: M, (207) 312-1103
Contact: Walter Hjelt-Sullivan, (215) 588-5417
West Chester University
Free parking is available in the lot behind the Sykes Student Union (which is the bus pickup location). The only restriction is that you CANNOT park in spaces designated for faculty.
Contact: Diane email@example.com, (610)-864-4731