JOIN FOR A RALLY & DAY OF ACTION
September 20, 2017
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First St, NE, Washington, DC 20426
Afternoon lobbying on the hill to begin around 11:30, starting with a lunch time gathering in the Lower Senate park next to the Russell Senate Office Building, the corner of D St. and Delaware Ave NE.
8:30am: Gather and Rally from 8:30 until 9:30 am
10:00am: Attendees encouraged to attend FERC’s open public meeting which begins at 10 am
11:00 am (or thereabouts): At 11 am folks will be invited to grab a bag lunch and join together to drop in on Congressional offices to deliver the Stop Trump’s Dirty Energy Agenda sign on letters.
11:30am: Over lunch at the park outside the Senate office buildings we will talk about the message and how to effectively drop in and drop off materials.
12:30pm: Head into congressional buildings to drop materials and ask for drop in meetings
2:45 pm: Reconvene in the park outside Senate building to share your experience of the day
3:30 pm: Head home feeling good that you have been part of delivering a powerful message of opposition to FERC, Trump’s Dirty Energy Agenda, and advocating for reform and change. OR, head over to St. Stephen’s Church for dinner at 6pm and the Beyond Extreme Energy Strategy Meeting.
Those who cannot rally or go into the FERC meeting but just want to lobby in the afternoon are welcome to simply meet us at the park at 11:30
People are also encouraged to set up meetings with their own House members and/or Senators. Contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org for materials that can be left with those you meet with.
How to Participate!
Organizations can endorse our action here.
And can sign on to the letter to be delivered to congress here.
Individuals can sign up to attend the rally, other actions, and housing here.
And individuals can sign on to the letter to be delivered to congress here.
Keep up to date at the Facebook event page.
There is low-cost housing at First Trinity Lutheran Church (309 E St. NW, Washington, DC) about a 10 minute walk from FERC the night of September 19th. You will be asked to pay $27 for this, the cost to us, though no one will be turned away who needs housing. Mattresses on the floor are available. When we leave First Trinity on the morning of the 20th, people will be able to store their gear in a storage van for safe keeping during the day.
Housing is available on the night of the 20th as well, starting at 6pm at St. Stephen’s Church (1525 Newton St NW).
Please bring everything you’d need to be comfortable sleeping, including toiletries. Showers are available at both locations but please bring your own towel and soap.
Be sure to fill out this form to reserve a spot: http://bit.ly/2vFtSGs.
Driving and parking in DC can be a logistical challenge. Folks are encouraged to arrive in DC using public transportation. Otherwise, although it’s possible to find street parking, it’s usually not long term and can be expensive. We’d encourage you to research parking options, including parking garages, ahead of time.
Food will be available at First Trinity Church at 6pm on September 19th and again for breakfast the next morning. There will be bag lunches distributed to people in front of FERC before we walk over the Capitol Hill. Dinner will be available for folks who attend the BXE Strategy meeting the night of the 20th at 6pm at St. Stephen’s Church.
What to Bring
- sleeping gear and toiletries, a towel, and soap
- rain gear and appropriate outdoor clothing
- dress clothes (optional). When lobbying, some choose to wear casual clothes, and some choose to dress up.
- government-issued photo id (needed for entering the FERC Commission Meeting)
We will make art for the event at Trinity Lutheran Church (309 E St. NW, Washington, DC) from 4pm to 6pm on September 19th. Please join us! Dinner will happen after the art build and housing is available at the church that night.
Beyond Extreme Energy is organizing a strategy meeting on the evening of the 20th from 7-9 pm and the morning of the 21st from 9 am -1 pm.
The meeting will take place at St. Stephen’s Church (1525 Newton St NW) in DC. We’ll be sleeping at St. Stephen’s on the night of the 20th and having meals together. Come for all or parts of the meeting. Doors will open at 6pm on the 20th. We’ll have dinner prepared by Seeds of Peace at that time. Don’t let past, present, or future participation in BXE activities prevent you from coming. All are welcome!
The strategy meeting will include three sections.
1.) Evaluation of what we’ve done
2.) Long term visioning
3.) Creation of a one year plan
RSVP to ACTIONS@BeyondExtremeEnergy.org if you plan to attend all or parts of this meeting.
Supporters of this Day of Action
OVEC-Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Safe Energy Rights Group, Inc.
Coalition for Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities
Center for Health, Environment & Justice
The Enviro Show
No Fracked Gas in Mass
Lancaster Against Pipelines
Safe Energy Rights Group (SEnRG)
Berks Gas Truth
Communities for Safe and Sustainable Energy
ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603
PAUSE- People of Albany United for Safe Energy
Center for Biological Diversity
Alliance To Protect Our People And The Places We Live
Food & Water Watch
Toxics Action Center
Berkshire Environmental Action Team
The Shalom Center
North Jersey Pipeline Walkers
Resist the Pipeline
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air
Northern NJ Chapter, National Organization for Women
The Essene Church of Peace
Global Coalition for Peace
Gas Free Seneca
Seneca Lake Guardian, A Waterkeeper Affiliate
Sullivan Area Citizens for Responsible Energy Development (SACRED)
Christians For The Mountains
Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community
Athens County (Ohio) Fracking Action Network
STOP (Sandisfield Taxpayers Opposing the Pipeline)
Frack Free Genesee
Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy
Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development
NJ State Industrial Union Council
350 Central Mass
Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
Potomac Riverkeeper Network
Green Education and Legal Fund
Interfaith Moral Action on Climate
Pay it Forward Global Foundation
Greenbrier river association
New Hampshire Pipeline Awareness
New progressive Alliance
AMP Creeks Council
Lebanon Pipeline Awareness
Norfolk Catholic Worker
New Mexico Story Power
NH Pipeline Resistance
Bucks County Environmental Action
Schuylkill Pipeline Awareness
Mason Pipeline Committee
LAWPA (Local Authority Western PA)
Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)
Grassroots Environmental Education
Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion
100grannies for a Livable Future
LEPOCO Peace Center (Lehigh-Pocono Comittee of Concern)
Coalition to Protect New York
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Green Party of Santa Clara County
Organic Consumers Association
The Shalom Center
People Demanding Action
Rachel Carson Council
Sierra Club New York city Group
Earth Echoes….Stories for a small planet
Protect Our Water Heritage Rights – POWHR
Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
Amistad Catholic Worker
Hip Hop Caucus
Schuylkill Pipeline Awareness
Oil Change International