Hello friends and allies,
As you know, we released our latest graphic, "The True Cost of Coal" this summer, and the timing could not be more apt, as we are approaching a historic moment in the anti-strip mining movement this month.
From September 25-27, activists and community members from Appalachia and supporters from all over the country will be converging on Washington DC at Appalachia Rising!- a mass mobilization to demand an end to all forms of strip mining! The event is being organized by a broad coalition of citizen, environmental, labor, faith and community groups and individuals who have joined together in one voice to demand an end to the destruction in Appalachia. This has not happened on this scale since 1978.
The weekend includes two full days of strategizing workshops, learning, featured speaker panels and discussions, cultural events, and entertainment. On Monday September 27, we will march, rally, and support individuals taking part in dignified non-violent civil disobedience against mountaintop removal mining.
We bees are honored to be participating in this moment of movement history, and will be bringing "The True Cost of Coal" to the streets of DC at the end of this month to kick off our nation wide release tour of the graphic. We would like to invite you to be a part of this moment as well.
Weather you live close to DC or not, there are many ways you can support this effort! Here are some ways to plug in:
Register to attend Appalachia Rising - http://bit.ly/94qKJQ
Mobilize your community to Appalachia Rising- http://bit.ly/bzweZK
Donate to Appalachia Rising- http://bit.ly/aYUf4O
and of course, spread the word! Visit http://www.appalachiarising.org/ for more info!
Thank you so much for your support! And hope to see some of you in DC!
with honey and solidarity,