Stop the Frack Attack started as a one day march and rally, but the organizers decided they want to do a little bit more. As of June 1st we are rolling out a new schedule so we can make the most of our time in DC and, more importantly, grow the movement to Stop the Frack Attack!
Don’t forget to sign up so we know how many people are coming!
Wednesday – July 25th
6:30pm-8:00pm Evening Lobbying and Marshall Trainings
Location: Sierra Club Offices (50 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001)
These trainings are not required for people who are lobbying, but we highly recommend that you attend. We will discuss how to lobby, what our asks to members are, what to expect from lobbying meetings and more importantly how to get around the Hill! We will also be having a Marshall Training where we will go over conflict resolution and the plan for the march and fracking water drop-off. We’ll also give out some other roles that we need filled to make sure STFA goes off without a hitch.
Thursday – July 26th
8:30am-5:00pm Lobbying at the US Capitol
Location: Cannon Caucus Room, Western Organization of Resource Councils
After being trained the night before, we will hit the pavement of Capitol Hill and bring our message to our members of Congress. Lobbying is a tactic that is as old as government itself, and is a great way to create the pressure needed to close the loopholes in the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. We will also take a group photo at noon on the steps of the Capitol!
More questions? Concerns? Shoot us an email: email@example.com
Friday – July 27th
Stop the Frack Attack Gathering
Location: St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. NW Washington, DC 20006
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
9:15-10:30 am: Training Block 1
Training Block 1
Public Demonstrations 101 by Maya – Delaware RiverKeeper Room 1
Messaging and Media Outreach by Stephaine Spear –EcoWatch Room 2
Health and Safety Training by Charis Boke Room 3
Money In Politics by Karen Showalter of Oil Change International Room 4
Non-Violent Direct Action 101 by 350.org Actions team Room 5
10:30-10:45 am: Break
10:45-Noon: Training Block 2
10:45-Noon: Training Block 2
NVDA 201: “Shutting Things Down, So We Can Open Them Up” 350.org Actions team Room 5
How We Get On School Board And Get Natural Gas Out of Our Schools by Lisa Longo Room 4
Marshall Training by Robby Diesu and Ricky Lehner Room 3
Media 101 by Amy Neumann Room 2
OPEN SPACE: We will have a sign up sheet at the front desk Rooms 1
The Strategy sessions will be using a spokes council model for their communications. The first block, on state level and youth, will be a time for those groups to come together to discuss what is going on in their states and figure out what their needs are. They will be asked to pick one person to report back for them and they will be the head of their spokes. Each group will get their own facilitator to allow people to actively participate in the blocks and not have worry about facilitating.
1pm-3pm: Strategy Block 1. Choices: State-level strategy meetings, Regional meetings, Youth meeting
Discuss what’s going on in the state, from any angle and to answer these two questions “What have we done Right, and How can we do it better?” “What have we done wrong, how do we not make that mistake again”. But be sure to have someone ready report back to the group during the national session
3:15-5:30pm: National Strategy meeting
After break, the room will be set up set up in traditional spokes style. Each block will give their report back and state their needs, we will go around the room and write up each of the needs. We will then go around the room and have each spoke share what they’d like to see our community do together over the next six months.
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner on your own
6:30-8:30 pm Town Hall Panel Discussion Featuring Bill Mckiibben, Josh Fox, John Fenton, Jenny Lisak, and Jason Bell.
Tour de Frack presents:
Human Power – Human Stories
With music by Zach and special guest Craig Gillette
Cyclists from the tour will share personal testimonies of people living in the shalefields.
Saturday – July 28th
Rally and March
As part of the Stop the Frack Attack demonstration, Join us on July 28th as we participate with thousands of people from around the country in a call to change the way the oil and gas industry operates in this country, to end drilling that harms public health, water and air, and for a clean, fossil fuel free energy future. The Shalom Center and Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, working with stopthefrackattack.org, are organizing a multi-religious service at 1:30 pm just before the main 2 pm rally. Participants will include Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Rev. Bob Edgar, Rev. Richard Cizik, Imam Johari Abdul Malik, Sister Deborah Troillett (Leadership Team, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas), Jacqui Patterson (NAACP), Mary Phillips (Omaha/Laguna Pueblo people), Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi (Buddhist), and Joelle Novey-to be confirmed (Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light) and others.
Location: The West Lawn of the Capitol
This is the big day, we are organizing to get as many people as possible! We have people coming from Texas, West Virginia, New York, Vermont, and even Australia. If you want to help get people there you can organize a bus! This rally will give us the energy needed to take our demands to the corporate powers pushing fracking onto our communities.
3:30 pm March
Location: The Streets of DC
After getting pumped up by our awesome speakers, it’s time to hit the streets. We will make a special delivery to the American Petroleum Institute and American Natural Gas Alliance. They say fracking is good for our water, we say nay and have the water to prove it!