Reflecting on 2015 and building for 2016

Wow, what a year this has been! Stop the Frack Attack started 2015 off slow, focusing on internal organizing and figuring out where we were going as a network. The second half of the year we took of running and haven’t stopped yet. We were able to do so because of support from people like you. Can you continue to support us in 2016?

We had a hugely successful National Summit in Denver, Colorado in the beginning of October. Over 250 fractivists came together to train, learn, listen, and build the relationships needed for a strong anti-fracking movement lead by those on the frontlines. We ended the Summit with a day of action, taking to the streets of Denver to show the power of the grassroots against government agencies and corporations that have given up on communities. The day ended with a beautiful direct action at the Governor’s Mansion. We were able to give out over $15,000 worth of travel scholarships to bring the frontlines of our movement to Denver. This was possible because of your donations. Can you please make another donation as we close out the year?

Then we were off to Paris for the COP21. I just got back on Monday, and while the whirlwind of the week is still being processed by my jetlagged brain, the only thing that keeps popping in my head is “Wow- that was awesome.” We brought a delegation to Paris of 11 frontline folks from Thailand, the U.S., Indonesia, and Australia. We attended and planned our “Not Here, Not Anywhere” International Anti-Fracking Summit with over 150 participants from 34 different countries. The day was intense but productive. You can read more about the trip on the blogs we posted on the STFA website.

We laid the groundwork for an international movement against fracking, and we ended the day with a chant that I believe will carry us forward in our work in the new year: 

WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE! A WORLDWIDE BAN IS POSSIBLE!

See you in the streets in 2016!

Robby Diesu
National Coordinator 
Stop the Frack Attack

PS: I know my inbox is flooded with ask for money right now so I assume yours is as well. I hope Stop the Frack Attack makes the list of groups you are supporting this year.