SOS from the Sacrifice Zone
Posted by editor1 on September 14, 2012
Save Or Sacrifice
It’s our choice, not Cuomo’s!!
Now is the time to rise up and SAVE our precious resources…
Our pure water, land and air!
And to secure a Safe Future for Ourselves and our Children
Please join us Saturday, September 15th
1) Rally in Binghamton, Broome County,11am-noon at Otsiningo Park (directions below), after which we’ll caravan to Painted Post in Steuben County
Celebrating New York’s local agriculture at the Farmers Market. Speakers will include grassroots activists who have led phenomenal grassroots campaigns in their respective towns, including Sue Rapp of Vestal Residents for Safe Energy; politicians who support our cause, including candidate for US Congress Dan Lamb and candidate for Broome County Executive Tarik Abdelazim; and brilliant author, poet and biologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber.
Please bring positively messaged signs, money to buy good local food, and good attitudes! Let’s make signs with our towns and counties represented, so we have a visual representation of what regions are represented.
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2) Rally & March in Painted Post, Steuben County at 2-4pm in Craig Park (directions below)
Identifying Current Local Impacts of Fracking in our Region ~ Aquifer depletion, Nighttime train noise, Drill cuttings in local landfills, etc
Celebrating our clean Water, Land and Air
Seeing our Children’s Health as our Highest Priority
Recognizing the Power is with Us, the People
Speakers: Sandra Steingraber, PhD, biologist, author, poet and visiting scholar at Ithaca College, Angela Monti Fox, founder of The Mothers Project; mother of Josh Fox (director and producer of Gasland), Mary Finneran, Painted Post native, educator, cofounder of FrackbustersNY and other groups, The Rev. Gary McCaslin, local pastor
MARCH ~ A 1.5 mi parade through the village’s commercial district and water withdrawal/railroad route led by Dixieland band!
Bring friends, kids, elders, positively messaged signs, & your determination to stop fracking from entering our state!
DIRECTIONS TO CRAIG PARK, 110 Steuben St., Painted Post, NY 14870
From the East: Take I-86 to exit 43 for Painted Post. Turn right at the light onto Rt-415/Coopers-Bath Rd. Proceed approximately .5 mile to entrance to Craig Park. It’s the first right just after the entrance to Corning-Painted Post West High School. The entrance is at a 135 degree angle with the road you’re on. Proceed to large pavilion. Lots of parking if you loop around the pavilion to the back.
From the West: Take I-86 to exit 43 for Painted Post. Turn left onto Rt-415/Coopers-Bath Rd. Proceed approximately .5 mile to entrance to Craig Park. It’s the first right just after the entrance to Corning-Painted Post West High School. The entrance is at a 135 degree angle with the road you’re on. Proceed to large pavilion. Lots of parking if you loop around the pavilion to the back.