June 24, 2017
Urgent Action - Call Your Senators TODAY!
Call to Demand: No Fast-tracking Pipeline Reviews,  Say No to Senate Bill S.1460
Congress is trying to fast track the pipeline fast-track bill - S.1460. H.R. 2910 just passed in the House yesterday, and the word is that S.1460 could be voted on early this week in the Senate. Bernie Sanders is so far the only Senator to have spoken out against the Senate bill!  Here's a quick link from Food & Water Watch with a form email that has the basics. Signing this will send an email directly to your Senators, no matter where you're from.

It's always better if you can make a quick call.
Call 866-584-6799, they will connect you to your Senators.

Basic message:  Please oppose S.1460 - it would fast-track LNG export and pipeline reviews, instead of giving them the additional scrutiny they need!  This energy bill moves us in the wrong direction in many ways.  FERC needs major reform, not more power to do the fossil fuel companies' bidding.
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— Celebration for a Living Earth
Join us, The Sugar Shack Aliance, for this summer’s public rally and picnic to raise our collective concerns and awareness on the continued resistance to the Kinder Morgan/TCG CT Expansion Pipeline in the Otis State Forest! Once again, meet us at Spectacle Pond where we gathered last year for our last summer solidarity picnic! We will again feature musical guests and speakers from across the movement and from all corners of the northeast! That’s from 10am to noon!
Then, at 12:30pm, a potluck picnic lunch at 12:30pm, followed by an informal gathering of musicians improvising together at our staging area at just north of the pond at Sue Baxter’s Barn, 250 Cold Spring Rd. Free, Family-friendly and open to the public!
For more information, go to the Sugarshack Alliance website at: sugarshackalliance.org, or contact Elizabeth at 215-355-2145
10 AM – 2 PM
Lower Spectacle Pond
Cold Spring Rd.
Sandisfield MA

Trainings & Webinars

— Basic First Aid for Marches and Rallies Training
This training will prepare you to provide basic first aid, support, and community care to folks at marches and rallies. We will discuss affinity groups, scene safety/management, first aid for common incidents, police tactics (tear gas/pepper spray), self care/community health, and emotional/psychological care. *This training is NOT for folks who wish to provide care and support as identified Street Medics – if you are interested in this type of training – please look out for opportunities in August*
» Facebook event
» Official registration form
6:30 – 9:30 pm
The FANG Collective
545 Pawtucket Ave., #113
Pawtucket, RI

— Our Energy Future - Activism Presentation
Hosted by Mass Sierra Club.
We all want clean air and water for our kids and grandkids.Now, more than ever, what you and I do at the state and local level is crucial because of rising sea levels, more frequent storms and crumbling infrastructure here in Massachusetts. Please join us for a briefing that will bring you up to speed on key energy bills under consideration on Beacon Hill and give you the tools you need to effectively advocate to your elected officials.
- Welcome and lay of the land
- "Mass. Clean Energy 101" with Emily Norton, MA Chapter Director of Sierra Club and Joel Wool, Advocate, Clean Water Action
- Communicating with our elected officials
- Next steps
» RSVP with this link!
Scituate Public LIbrary
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
85 Branch St.
Scituate, MA
— Street Medic Bridge Training
This training is open only to those who have previous or current medical certifications (EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, 3rd & 4th year Medical Students, Wilderness First Responders.) It is assumed that you have experience with major medical issues as well as trauma management. Street Medics provide first aid at political protests including marches, occupations encampments, direct actions and more. This is the standard training for folks of any experience levels who wish to identify themselves as Street Medics while providing care.
Participants are expected to attend the full 4 hours of the training and to come prepared to participate in the hands on components. Please dress for the weather and bring a pack with everything you would want with you for a full day at a protest this time of year. Let us know if any of this will be a problem so we can plan accordingly.
1-5 pm
The FANG Collective
545 Pawtucket Ave.
Pawtucket, RI

• FANG is looking for donations of herbs and remedies for their street medics.
Contact Zoe for more information.
» Facebook event
» Official registration form

Many more events including weekly vigils
and protests
- (See a full list on our Events Page)
We're fighting the CT Expansion pipeline, Atlantic Bridge and others, keeping an eye out for possible resurrection of NED or other new projects. We're also working with PLAN-NE, Mass Power Forward and other organizations to help ensure bold steps away from fossil fuel dependency continue and grow!

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