Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WMCG Dates--Rally, March, Frackopoly,

Upcoming Dates-Events

***Rally For a Fair PA Budget
All Eyes on Pennsylvania's Budget: come to the Westmoreland County rally!
June 22, 12:00 noon, Westmoreland County Court House

            “I'm writing to you from Pennsylvania’s Choice, a non-partisan campaign for a Pennsylvania budget that serves the people of our Commonwealth. We are working with citizen groups, advocacy organizations, and unions across the state to engage our state legislators and governor in an open and constructive conversation about a budgetary long-term cure for the state's structural deficit – one that provides essential funding for public education, environmental protection, and health and human services.
            Would you like to join us? The Westmoreland County Rally for a Healthy PA Budget is your opportunity to take action. Please join us at noon, Wednesday, June 22nd, at the Westmoreland County Courthouse Square. Elected officials will speak, as will guests from the provider community, consumers, public schools, and local colleges.
            Everyone has someone in their lives who is a senior; who is living with an intellectual or physical disability; has a child or teen in public school; or, like my husband, is employed in a sector that was negatively affected by last year's state budget impasse.
            We all have something at stake:  Without a responsible conversation about the need for sustainable revenue, schools and community organizations across the state will continue to face devastating cuts. Our state's environmental protection agency will continue to have unfilled staff positions. Without the oversight required by law, coal, chemical, and fracking industries will pollute our air and water unchecked.
            Here's your chance to demonstrate your concern and to make your voice heard! Join us at the Westmoreland County Rally for a Healthy PA Budget in a few short weeks, 12noon, June 22nd, at the Courthouse Square in Greensburg.
            R.S.V.P. by calling me at (412) 403-4545. You can also sign-on and share our Facebook event for the rally at
 Carolyn P. Speranza
Lead Organizer
Pennsylvania's Choice Campaign: putting a human face on our state budget!
PA Budget and Policy Center with Education Voters of PA

***“Frackopoly" Presentation and Community Member Panel 
 Wenonah Hauter, the Exec. Dir. of Food & Water Watch will talk about her new book Frackopoly’. 
 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Friday, June 17
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 N. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

After discussing her book Wenonah will be joined by a Community Member Panel of several people who have been impacted by fracking in the region.
 'Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment' shines a fresh light on the influence the oil and gas industry has in politics today and chronicles the political power generated by an exciting grassroots movement that is fighting to ban fracking, keep fossil fuels in the ground and help take back our democracy. The event is free, so feel free to forward this sign-up to your friends. The Big Idea Bookstore will be present to sell books and refreshments during the program. We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is co-sponsored by: Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club, Marcellus Protest, and Friends of the Harmed.  
*** March for a Clean Energy Revolution, July 24, Philadelphia
On Sunday, July 24th, the eve of the Democratic National Convention, join the Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club, 350 Pittsburgh, and thousands of others across the country for the March for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia.
  We will demand a ban on fracking and all extreme energy extraction on fossil fuel infrastructure, investment in solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources, and a just transition to a renewable energy economy. 

To reserve your seat on one of the busses from Pittsburgh, 
please reserve your seat