EQAT Gets Moving with 350.org
At Monday’s General Meeting EQAT members began planning our newest action: Get on the Bus! This action is EQAT joining the call by the Sierra Club and 350.org to converge on the White House and demand President Obama block the Keystone XL pipeline…
“The first step to putting our country on the path to addressing the climate crisis is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. His legacy as president will rest squarely on his response, resolve, and leadership in solving the climate crisis.”350.org
EQAT members have talked for some time how our BLAM! campaign links in with the growing anti-fossil fuel and extreme extraction movements against the tarsands, fracking and Big Oil. We are fully committed to seeing the campaign through and ending PNC’s financing of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. We see this new action as a way to stop the most disastrous planet-destroying idea the oil companies have come up with to date and build allies for our campaign against PNC.
We spent some time considering how best to use this opportunity to strengthen our campaign. See the notes here: Link to minutes of Strengths and Considerations
Our new Campaign Organizer, Chris Baker Evens, introduced himself and his hopes and dreams for EQAT. This included learnings and an invitation to EQAT members to be courageously engaged in the BLAM! campaign. Here is a link to his Public Service Announcement (with support from Daniel Hunter).
To get the buses rolling for February 17, the following working groups established themselves and are open for you to join.
Outreach Working Group
Next Meeting: conference call Sunday 20th at 8pm
Media Working Group
Next Meeting: conference call Thursday 24th at 11am
Logistics Working Group
Next Meeting: Monday 21st at 6:30pm in West Philly
Action Working Group
Next Meeting: Wednesday 23rd at 7pm
515 W. Chelten Ave. #1108
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Movie & Discussion Night
“Pray the Devil Back to Hell” Lessons from Liberia’s women-led campaign that ended civil war
Date: 7pm, January 26
Location: 3100 Midvale Ave, 19129
Saturday February 2nd
10am at Friends Center
Friends Center, 15th & Cherry Sts., Philadelphia
The www.eqat.org website is currently being overhauled. We hope to get the new look rolled out in the next few weeks.