A number of prominent environmental organizations and groups have come together to organize a San Diego protest against the Keystone Pipeline and to fight against climate change – joining groups nation-wide for a day of action next Sunday, the 17th.
Groups such as SanDiego350.org, Citizens Climate Lobby, Sierra Club San Diego, Environmental Health Coalition, Women Occupy San Diego, and many other organizations are planning a rally on Sunday, Feb. 17th, at the Mission Bay Park Visitors’ Center, in east Mission Bay, near the I-5 freeway. Protesters are being asked to wear all-black.
Protests are also happening in Los Angeles , San Francisco and other cities across the country.
The pipeline is designed to carry dirty tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S.
San Diego speakers include:
- San Diego Mayor Bob Filner,
- Scripps Oceanography Professor Jeffrey Severinghaus,
- Sierra Club San Diego Chair and Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana,
- Palomar UU Minister Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson and
- green business owner and veteran Elizabeth Perez-Halperin.
Music by Charlie Imes, a Singing Telegram to President Obama by the Occupella Chorus, and lots of signs and banners are being plalnned.
It’s time to put boots on the ground. Let’s see if we can make this the biggest environmental rally ever in San Diego and demand local as well as national action on climate change. We urge you, your group members, family, and friends to be there and let your voice be heard. Let’s WAKE UP San Diego to the strength and commitment of our environmental community! We look forward to seeing you February 17th.
WHEN: Sunday, February 17, 2013 1-3 pm
WHERE: Mission Bay Park by the Visitor’s Center, East Mission Bay Drive @ Clairemont Drive (west of the I-5), San Diego, CA 92109.
WHAT TO WEAR: Please wear all black
To get involved (we need help with promotion, props, day of tasks and more), email firstname.lastname@example.org